Barnes & Thornburg
11 South Meridian Street
Indianapolis, IN 46204

Contact: Heather D. Harris

Phone: 317 231 6448

Firm Profile
Barnes & Thornburg LLP is proud to be SCG Legal’s Indiana member firm. We are the product of a merger of two venerable Indiana law firms, and today we have offices in Indianapolis, Elkhart, Fort Wayne and South Bend. Over the years we have grown to more than 600 attorneys and other legal professionals, making us one of the 100 largest law firms in the country. In addition to our Indiana footprint, we serve clients worldwide from 9 additional offices in Atlanta, Chicago, Dallas, Delaware, Los Angeles, Michigan, Minneapolis, Ohio and Washington, D.C. We provide guidance in more than 50 dedicated practice areas, including state and federal government relations, litigation, intellectual property, labor and employment and corporate law. Our value-driven approach is what you should expect in your law firm. Find out more at

Practice Areas
Antitrust & Competition Law
Bankruptcy & Creditors’ Rights
Cloud Computing & Cyber-Security
Data Security & Privacy
Entertainment, Media & Sports

Finance, Insolvency & Restructuring
Franchising & Distribution
Government Finance
Government Services
Immigration & Global Mobility Services
Insurance Recovery & Counseling

Intellectual Property
International Trade
Labor & Employment Law
Private Client Services
Real Estate
White Collar & Investigations

October 2019: Indiana member firm Barnes & Thornburg has formed a new university and professional athletics practice led by of counsel Ellis “Skip” Prince and sports management adviser Steve Pederson, both new additions to the firm. Though headquartered in Indianapolis, home to the National Collegiate Athletic Association, the firm will house the new practice in its Washington, D.C., office. Mr. Prince helped form the Arena Football League and was senior vice president at the National Hockey League for 10 years.  Mr. Pederson has nearly 20 years of experience as an athletic director at both the University of Pittsburgh and the University of Nebraska. Other members of the new group include the firm’s Washington, D.C., managing partner and former U.S. Attorney for the District of Columbia Roscoe Howard, Jr.; veteran trial lawyer and sports attorney Billy Martin; higher education practice group partner Christopher Bayh, who as an undergraduate at Indiana University played football under Coach Cam Cameron, earning Academic All-Big Ten honors; complex litigation and compliance attorney Meena Sinfelt; and associate David Frazee.

February 2019: Indiana member firm Barnes & Thornburg has expanded its parental leave policy to cover all employees of the firm, not just attorneys. The new policy, which became effective January 1st, provides 16 weeks of parental leave at 100% percent pay. It also covers new parents who adopt. The impetus for the new policy arose out of an initiative launched last year to identify barriers to advancement at the firm, especially for women. “When you have policies that divide, you send the message that a group of your contributors are more valuable than the others, and that only works for so long,” said firm partner and director of diversity, professional development and inclusion Dawn Rosemond.

May 2017: Former SCG Legal chairman and Indiana member firm Barnes & Thornburg partner D. William “Bill” Moreau was recently featured in The Indiana Lawyer for his work on behalf of ending homelessness, which includes his having chaired the board of directors of the Coalition for Homelessness Intervention and Prevention in Indianapolis and established a legal assistance program for homeless veterans. Mr. Moreau heads the firm’s higher education practice. He is a graduate of the Georgetown University Law Center. To read the article in its entirety, please click here.