Hands clasped with a soft smile on his face, Justice Derek R. Molter sat in the front row of a packed courtroom facing his empty seat on the Indiana Supreme Court bench.
Coming or going? Despite lawyer shortage, number of Indiana law schools grads staying in-state mostly unchanged
Studies have shown there’s a need for more Hoosier attorneys — especially in the public sector and in rural areas — but it appears the decline isn’t because new lawyers are leaving the state after turning their tassels.Read More
Fiercely competitive market awaits new management at Indiana law firms
The incoming leaders at Hall Render and Ice Miller are part of a wave of new management settling into the corner offices of law firms across the country, facing the challenge of creating a new work life for their lawyers and fighting for talent amid unprecedented competition.Read More
Vaccine mandates still contested issue inside law offices, courts as president prepares requirements
Whether by choice or force, COVID-19 vaccine mandates are changing operations in law offices and courtrooms across the country.Read More
Molter joins COA after years of appellate practice
While Derek Molter and his forebearers have accomplished much over the last century, he will now further his family’s legacy in law by joining the Indiana Court of Appeals as its newest judge.Read More
Trial court finds no wrongdoing, rules for Indiana Treasurer Mitchell, Ice Miller and other defendants
A Marion Superior Court has dismissed the whistleblower lawsuit filed against Indiana Treasurer Kelly Mitchell and a slew of other defendants, including the law firm Ice Miller.
More than a dozen employees—including eight attorneys—have left law firm Ice Miller to start a Midwest office for Newark, New Jersey-based law firm McCarter & English in Carmel, the East Coast firm announced Monday.
The whistleblower alleging Indiana Treasurer Kelly Mitchell used illegal contracting to steer millions of dollars to campaign donors is urging the trial court to let the lawsuit continue, asserting that granting the motion to dismiss would “reward (Mitchell) and all Defendants for their failure to follow the law.”
Indianapolis-based law firm Ice Miller LLP and the banks listed as defendants in the whistleblower lawsuit brought by the former general counsel of the Indiana Treasurer’s Office have filed a motion asking the Marion Superior Court to dismiss the case on the grounds that the complaint does not show they knowingly and intentionally made false or fraudulent claims.
Ice Miller has launched a new scholarship program focused on giving minority law students financial support and legal experience — an initiative the law firm’s attorneys say represents the next step in the effort to increase the diversity of the legal profession.
3rd judge presides over qui tam complaint against Indiana Treasurer Mitchell as defendants hire attorneys
The whistleblower case against Indiana Treasurer Kelly Mitchell has been unsealed, showing all the defendants, including Indianapolis-based Ice Miller LLP, have hired legal counsel and a third judge is now presiding over the matter after Marion Superior Judge Patrick Dietrick, who handled the case for 11 months, recused himself when the court was notified that his sister-in-law is employed by Ice Miller.
A legal fight is emerging over the redrawing of local election districts in northern Indiana’s St. Joseph County.
Michael Millikan and Rebecca Seamands, who are taking over as chief managing partner and deputy managing partner, respectively, for Ice Miller are emphasizing relationships as they step into their new roles.
Weighing the many factors of how law firms can approach COVID-19 vaccine mandates was the topic of discussion at a Friday panel during the Indianapolis Bar Association’s first Tech Show event.
Longtime Ice Miller LLP attorney Michael Millikan has been elected chief managing partner of the firm, while Rebecca Seamands has been elected deputy managing partner.
After delaying its original plan to return around Labor Day, Ice Miller LLP is calling its employees back into the office starting Nov. 8.
Indiana law firms and legal nonprofits received nearly $200 million in Paycheck Protection Program loans, but managing partners said the money had a nuanced impact as the financial boost provided some peace of mind during a very uncertain time and helped keep their firms positioned to meet client demands.
The whistleblower lawsuit filed against Indiana State Treasurer Kelly Mitchell remains largely under seal after the Marion Superior Court released an order clarifying that only the complaint has been made public while all other filings in the case remain concealed.
Indiana’s second 21st Century Energy Task Force began its work last month at the state Capitol. The first task force was created by the General Assembly in 2019 to explore how fuel transitions and emerging technologies may affect the state’s electric system, with particular emphasis on reliability and affordability.
Former general counsel sues Indiana state treasurer for illegal contracting, names Indy law firm as defendant
The former chief deputy and general counsel in the Office of the Indiana Treasurer has filed a whistleblower lawsuit against state Treasurer Kelly Mitchell and other individuals and private entities, including Ice Mille LLP, alleging more than $6 million in state contracts have been illegally steered to her campaign donors.
Private practitioner Derek Molter has been chosen as the newest Indiana Court of Appeals judge. Indiana’s governor selected Molter, a partner at Ice Miller LLP and a leader of the firm’s appellate practice, to succeed Judge James Kirsch, who is retiring from the 15-member Indiana Court of Appeals in September.
Starting Monday, Faegre Drinker Biddle & Reath will be requiring employees and visitors to be fully vaccinated against the COVID-19 virus before being allowed to enter any of its offices, according to the law firm.