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
Molter continues family legal legacy on Court of Appeals
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.Read More
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.
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.
Months after its entry into the Indiana market, Dinsmore & Shohl has grown its Indianapolis office by 15% in recent weeks with the addition of six attorneys.
Madison Circuit Court Judge Mark K. Dudley, Ice Miller partner Derek R. Molter and Marion Superior Judge Heather A. Welch have been selected as finalists to fill an upcoming vacancy on the Indiana Court of Appeals.
As employees trickle back into offices that have stood nearly skeletal for more than a year, many are left to wonder what work will look like in a post-pandemic society. Meanwhile, several Indiana law firms have followed through with plans to transition into new buildings — plans already set in motion before COVID-19 was a common term.
Twelve judges and 11 lawyers from central Indiana have applied to succeed retiring Judge James Kirsch on the Indiana Court of Appeals.
A bill introduced in the U.S. Senate in March seeks to quantify the lack of diversity among patent holders. The Inventor Diversity for Economic Advancement Act of 2021 — or IDEA Act — would require the USPTO to collect inventors’ demographic information, including race and gender.