Just when it seemed technology couldn’t possibly get any faster or more advanced, wireless networks introduced 5G service. And Indianapolis is one of four cities where a major carrier is rolling out service that could impact how legal professionals do business.
The ringleader in one of the largest corporate-fraud cases in Indiana in recent years is asking a judge to throw out his felony convictions on the grounds that his legal team at the Indianapolis law firm Barnes & Thornburg failed to disclose a “profound conflict of interest.”
The Legal Services Corporation Board of Governors is arriving in Indianapolis on Thursday for its quarterly meeting, marking the first time the board has met in the Circle City in years.
One has realized her dream of being mayor of her hometown and the other is leading in a legal field that has typically attracted more men than women. Neither likes the spotlight, preferring to share any recognition, but both are credited with carving new paths for women and mentoring the next generation.
James Sweeney was confirmed by a voice vote in a rare show of Senate bipartisanship. The next day, a Barnes & Thornburg colleague saw him at work and wondered why he was not taking at least a little time off. Sweeney said he wanted to pull his weight.
Five law firms with ties to Indiana have been named among Working Mother’s list of the 60 best for women nationwide.
When the White House nominated Hoosier Damon Leichty to a federal district judgeship, it was the second time the Trump Administration has chosen an attorney working at Barnes & Thornburg LLP in Indiana to fill a judicial vacancy.
The Community-Wide Job Fair and Resource Fair on Friday aims to make the transition from prison to employment a bit easier with the help of attorneys and law students, among others.
With the near-constant turnover in popular technologies and ever-changing security practices, privacy law is one of the hottest and most fluid practice areas in today’s legal market. Attorneys who can keep up with the shifting nature of privacy law will soon be able to market themselves as experts in their field, now that the American Bar Association has approved a privacy law specialist designation.
The nomination of James Sweeney II to the Southern Indiana District Court brought bipartisan unity Thursday to the U.S. Senate Committee on the Judiciary that was divided over other nominees to the federal bench.
A South Bend-based staffing company has failed to state a claim for relief in its legal malpractice complaint against Barnes & Thornburg LLP, the Indiana Court of Appeals ruled in a Tuesday opinion upholding the dismissal of the complaint against the law firm.
James Sweeney II, nominee for the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Indiana, practically breezed through his nomination hearing before the U.S. Senate Committee on the Judiciary Wednesday.
Judge William T. Lawrence for the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Indiana, has announced his decision to take senior status July 1, 2018, creating another opening in the Southern District that already has one judicial vacancy and is still recovering from the loss of two colleagues.
“Welcome to the Internet: Let Us Be Your Guide (to hot-button topics in internet law)” is the subject of an upcoming Indiana Lawyer continuing legal education event presented in partnership with Barnes & Thornburg LLP.
President Donald Trump has nominated Barnes & Thornburg partner James Sweeney II for a judgeship on the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Indiana.
Steve Merkel, 53, is the new chief operating officer for Barnes & Thornburg. He is in charge of leading the administrative operations including human resources, finance, information technology, marketing and facilities management for the national law firm that has more than 600 legal professionals in 13 offices across the country.