April 20, 2021

Volume XI, Number 110

Barnes & Thornburg LLP

You’ll find us at the heart of business. With more than 700 attorneys and other legal professionals, Barnes & Thornburg LLP is one of the largest law firms in the country. We serve clients worldwide from offices in Atlanta, California, Chicago, Delaware, Indiana, Michigan, Minneapolis, New York, Ohio, Raleigh, Salt Lake City, Texas and Washington, D.C. We provide guidance in more than 50 dedicated practice areas in litigation, intellectual property, labor and employment, government services and finance, healthcare, real estate, environmental, corporate, and finance, restructuring and insolvency. Our value-driven approach is what you should expect in your law firm. Find out more at btlaw.com.

We don’t just work for you, we collaborate with you. To help reach your goals, we offer dedicated resources to assess, listen and provide ‘voice of the client’ data back to our attorney teams to serve clients more effectively.

We have a dedicated client service team – unique among law firms – whose primary function is to bring “the voice of the client” into the firm and ensure clients have a positive experience.

We put a high priority on client feedback, which we are open to at any point in an engagement. We listen and connect through formal client feedback surveys, end-of-matter debriefs, annual interviews and ongoing management discussions. The goal is always to assess how we can improve, be more collaborative, and add value.

Clients can expect a service approach tailored to their unique goals and needs. We will take the time to consult with you to fully understand your goals, expectations, and communication preferences in order to develop a strategic path that best aligns with your interests.

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Contributing authors from Barnes & Thornburg LLP:

Lauren Box Government Services Attorney
Associate
Lauren M. Box is an associate in the Indianapolis office of Barnes & Thornburg and is a member of the firm's Government Services and Finance Department. She primarily concentrates her...
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Felicia Boyd Intellectual Property Attorney
Partner
Both in and out of court, Felicia Boyd has extensive experience in complex IP disputes involving patents, copyrights, trademarks and trade dress. A commonsense counselor who is practical,...
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Richard Boykin Climate Change Attorney
Partner
Government relations attorney Richard Boykin advocates the interests of significant institutions headquartered in the Midwest before state and local government in Illinois, as well as...
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Neal Brackett Litigation Attorney Indianapolis
Associate
Neal A. Brackett is an associate in the Indianapolis office of Barnes & Thornburg and a member of the firm's Litigation Department and White Collar and Investigation Practice Group.  ...
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Staff Attorney
Yevgeniya “Jane” Brener is a staff attorney in the Columbus office of Barnes & Thornburg LLP where she is a member of the firm’s Litigation Department. Prior to joining Barnes &...
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Keith Brodie Labor & Employment Attorney
Partner
Traditional labor lawyer and employment law counselor Keith Brodie represents the interests of employers in Michigan and across the country. Personable, detail- and business-oriented when...
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James Jim Browne Tax Attorney
Partner
Jim Browne advises on the U.S. income tax aspects of domestic and international business transactions and matters involving federal, state and foreign taxes. A CPA and veteran tax law...
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Mayra L. Bruno Staff Attorney Chicago Immigration and Global Mobility Services  Labor and Employment
Staff Attorney
Mayra works directly with corporate clients, human resources contacts and foreign nationals on virtually all aspects of immigration matters. She drafts and edits forms and letters of...
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Anthony Burba Corporate Lawyer Barnes & Thornburg Law Firm
Partner
Anthony Burba is a former federal prosecutor who focuses on defending corporate and individual clients against government investigations and resolving complex compliance matters. Tony is a...
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Craig Burkhardt Government Relations Lawyer Barnes Thornburg
Craig represents clients in federal government relations, federal regulation and foreign agent registration matters. He also practices election law, and has twice served as president of the...
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Barbara Dunn Corporate Non-Profit Attorney
Partner
Corporate lawyer Barbara Dunn advises nonprofits and related entities on the unique laws impacting tax-exempt organizations. She is also nationally known for her practice in the hospitality...
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Michael Durham Immigration Attorney Barnes & Thornburg
Partner
Michael Durham has been practicing immigration law exclusively for the past 17 years. Michael’s focused experience allows him to guide his clients through the complex and constantly...
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Louise Dyble Environmental Attorney
Associate
Louise Dyble is an associate in the Chicago office of Barnes & Thornburg, where she is a member of the firm's Environmental Department. She focuses her practice on regulatory matters...
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Joseph Fullenkamp, Barnes Thornburg Law Firm, South Bend, Insurance and Litigation Law Attorney
Partner
Joseph R. Fullenkamp is a partner in the South Bend office of Barnes & Thornburg LLP. His practice covers a wide range of areas, including product liability defense, construction...
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The Governmental Services & Finance Department offers a full range of federal, state, and local government-related legal services to businesses and governments. The department includes...
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Jeanine Gozdecki, Barnes Thornburg Law Firm, South Bend, Labor and Employment Law Attorney
Partner
Jeanine M. Gozdecki, a partner in the firm’s Labor & Employment Department, has spent 25 years representing, counseling and advocating for her business clients in virtually all aspects...
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Robert T. Grand Government Contract & Corporate Attorney Barnes & Thornburg Law Firm
Managing Partner
Bob has four continuous decades of government relations practice, where he represents public and private clients before state and federal agencies and Congress. Bob is a leader of character...
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Ann Grayson, Barnes & Thornburg Law Firm, Indianapolis, Litigation Attorney,
Partner
Ann Grayson is a partner in the Litigation Department of Barnes & Thornburg LLP’s Indianapolis, Indiana, office. She has nearly twenty years of complex litigation experience defending...
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J. Curtis Greene, Barnes Thornburg Law Firm, Indianapolis, Litigation Attorney
Partner
J. Curtis Greene is a partner in the Litigation Department of Barnes & Thornburg LLP’s Indianapolis, Indiana, office. Mr. Greene represents individuals as well as private and publicly-...
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John Gregg, Restructuring and Bankruptcy Attorney, Barnes Thornburg, Law Firm
Partner
John T. Gregg is a partner in the Chicago and Grand Rapids, Michigan offices of Barnes & Thornburg LLP. Mr. Gregg focuses on corporate restructuring, bankruptcy, and insolvency law. He...
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E. Sean Griggs, Barnes Thornburg Law Firm, Indianapolis, Litigation Lawyer,
Partner
E. Sean Griggs is a partner in Barnes & Thornburg LLP’s Indianapolis, Indiana office and a member of the Environmental Department, which was recently recognized as Tier 1 for national...
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Michael Grubbs, Barnes Thornburg Law Firm, Indianapolis, Healthcare Law Attorney
Partner
J. Michael Grubbs is a partner in the Healthcare Department. He serves as administrator of the department for the Indianapolis, Indiana office. His practice includes representation of...
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Matthew Gruenberg, Barnes Thornburg Law Firm, Franchise & Distribution Attorney
Partner
Matt Gruenberg is the Franchise & Distribution Law Practice Group Chair at Barnes & Thornburg LLP. He advises clients in all aspects of franchising, licensing and distribution...
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Adam K. Hollander, Barnes Thornburg Law Firm, Chicago, Insurance and Litigation Law Attorney
Partner
Adam K. Hollander is a partner in the Chicago office of Barnes & Thornburg LLP. He is a member of the firm’s Litigation Department and the firm’s Policyholder Insurance Recovery and...
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Joshua P. Hollingsworth Private Equity Attorney Barnes & Thornburg Indianapolis, IN
Partner
Chair of the firm’s Private Equity team, co-chair of the Entrepreneurial and Emerging Companies team and administrator of the Corporate Department in the Indianapolis office, Josh...
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Sean Honeywill Tax Attorney Barnes & Thornburg Atlanta, GA
Partner
Sean focuses on the representation of investors, syndicators, lenders and developers of tax-incentivized private equity transactions, with a particular emphasis on federal and state tax...
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David Hooper, Barnes Thornburg Law Firm, Indianapolis, Corporate and Finance Law Attorney
Partner
David P. Hooper is a partner in the Corporate Department of the firm’s Indianapolis office. Mr. Hooper concentrates his practice in the areas of securities, financial institutions, private...
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George Horn, Barnes Thornburg Law Firm, South Bend, Corporate and Litigation Law Attorney
Partner
George E. Horn, Jr., is a partner in the South Bend, Indiana office of Barnes & Thornburg, LLP.  He practices primarily in the area of litigation with an emphasis on white collar crime...
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Roscoe Howard Jr. Attorney Barnes Thornburg
Partner
Roscoe C. Howard, Jr., is a partner in Barnes & Thornburg’s Litigation Department in the Washington, D.C., office, where he is a member of the White Collar and Investigations Practice...
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Taylor Hunter, Barnes Thornburg Law Firm, Indianapolis, Labor and Employment Attorney
Staff Attorney
Taylor L. Hunter is a staff attorney and member of the Labor and Employment Law Department in Barnes & Thornburg’s Indianapolis office. Ms. Hunter focuses her practice in the area of...
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Naomi Kwang, Barnes Thornburg Law Firm, Indianapolis, Corporate Law Attorney
Associate
Ms. Naomi Y. Kwang is an associate in the Indianapolis office of Barnes & Thornburg LLP and is a member of the Corporate Department. She concentrates her practice in the areas of...
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John Kyle, Barnes Thornburg Law Firm, Indianapolis, Environmental Law Attorney
Partner
John Kyle has practiced environmental law since 1979 and is a member of Barnes & Thornburg LLP’s Environmental Department. Mr. Kyle became a partner in the firm in 1987 and chaired the...
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Brian J. McGinnis, Barnes Thornburg Law Firm, Indianapolis, Intellectual Property Law Attorney
Partner
Brian J. McGinnis is an attorney with Barnes & Thornburg LLP where he is a member of the firm's Intellectual Property Department and the Internet and Technology and the Data Security...
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Koryn M. McHone, Barnes Thornburg Law Firm, Indianapolis Labor and Employment Law Attorney
Of Counsel
Koryn M. McHone is an associate in the Labor and Employment Department in the firm’s Indianapolis, Indiana office. Ms. McHone represents management interests in employment litigation and...
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Lynne M. McMahan, Barnes Thornburg Law firm, Indianapolis, Corporate Law Attorney
Of Counsel
Lynne M. McMahan is of counsel in Barnes & Thornburg LLP’s Indianapolis, Indiana office. She is a member of the Corporate Department and concentrates her practice in the areas of...
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Cristina Alma McNeiley Litigation Attorney Barnes & Thornburg Chicago, IL
Associate
Attentive and detail-oriented, Cristina Alma McNeiley is a bilingual litigator who devotes herself to thoroughly researching case law, statutes, and relevant information to provide the most...
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Patrick E. Mears, Barnes Thornburg Law Firm, Grand Rapids, Corporate and Finance Law Attorney
Of Counsel (Retired)
Patrick E. Mears is retired of counsel in the Grand Rapids, Michigan office of Barnes & Thornburg LLP. He was a member of the firm's Finance, Insolvency and Restructuring Department and...
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Tabitha K. Meier, Barnes Thornburg, Indianapolis, Corporate Law Attorney
Partner
Tabitha K. Meier is a partner in Barnes & Thornburg’s Indianapolis office, a member of the firm’s Litigation Department and co-chair of the Compliance Practice Group. Ms. Meier’s...
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Carolyn Metnick, Barnes Thornburg Law firm, Healthcare attorney
Associate
Carolyn V. Metnick is an associate in the Chicago office of Barnes & Thornburg LLP and a member of the firm’s Healthcare Department.
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Amy Michelau, Barnes Thornburg Law Firm, Chicago, Litigation Law Attorney
Associate
Amy R. Michelau is an associate in the Chicago office of Barnes & Thornburg. As a member of the firm’s Litigation Department, Ms. Michelau concentrates her practice on drug and medical...
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Thomas C. Mielenhausen, Barnes Thornburg Law Firm, Minneapolis, Insurance and Litigatio Law Attorney
Of Counsel (Retired)
For more than 25 years, Tom Mielenhausen devoted his practice exclusively to resolving insurance coverage disputes in favor of commercial policyholders throughout the U.S. He helped many...
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Patrick Miles, Barnes Thornburg Law Firm, Grand Rapids, Corporate Law Litigation Attorney
Of Counsel
Patrick Miles Jr. is of counsel in Barnes & Thornburg’s Grand Rapids office and is a member of the Litigation Department. Mr. Miles focuses his practice on corporate compliance,...
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Deborah Pollack Milgate IP Lawyer Barnes & Thornburg Law Firm
Partner
A tenacious advocate and litigator, Deborah Pollack-Milgate is known for her ability to act quickly to chart the optimal path for the clients she serves. Fearless and disciplined, Deborah...
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William M. Pope Estate Planning attorney Barnes Thornburg Law Firm Indianapolis
Partner
William M. Pope is a partner in the Indianapolis, Indiana office of Barnes & Thornburg LLP, serving in the Corporate Department and co-chairing the firm's Estate Planning Practice Group...
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Erika K. Powers, Barnes Thornburg law firm, Chicago, Environmental and Litigation Law Attorney
Partner
Erika K. Powers is a partner in the Chicago office of Barnes & Thornburg LLP. She is a member of the Environmental Department and concentrates her practice in the area of water quality...
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David M. Powlen Bankruptcy Attorney Barnes Thornburg Law firm Delaware
Partner
David M. Powlen is a partner in the Wilmington, Delaware office of Barnes & Thornburg LLP. He is a member of the Corporate Department; the Finance, Insolvency and Restructuring...
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R. Anthony Prather Labor Law attorney Barnes Thornburg Law firm Indianapolis
Partner
R. Anthony Prather is a partner in the Indianapolis, Indiana office of Barnes & Thornburg LLP. He has a full-service practice representing management interests exclusively in all...
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Tiffany D. Presley Corporate Litigation Attorney Barnes & Thornburg Law Firm Indianapolis
Partner
Leveraging nearly 15 years of experience, Tiffany is able to quickly learn the intricacies of her clients’ businesses and provide targeted advice from beginning to end. Respected for the...
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Parvin Price, Barnes Thornburg Law Firm, Indianapolis, Government Services attorney, Finance Department lawyer
Partner
L. Parvin Price is a partner in the Indianapolis office of Barnes & Thornburg LLP. He is member of the Government Services and Finance Department and the Energy, Telecommunications and...
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We recognize that your priorities change over the course of your life. We work closely with you to provide innovative legal solutions that support your current and future financial,...
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David R. Pruitt, Litigation Attorney, Barnes & Thornburg Law Firm
Partner
David R. Pruitt is a partner in the Litigation Department in the firm’s South Bend, Indiana office. He concentrates his practice in commercial and intellectual property litigation. He has...
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Eileen S. Pruitt, Barnes Thornburg Law Firm, South Bend, Corporate and Litigation Law Attorney
Associate
Eileen S. Pruitt represents corporate and governmental clients in federal and state courts throughout the country. Ms. Pruitt focuses her practice on commercial contract disputes, UCC...
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Peter J. Rusthoven, Barnes Thornburg Law Firm, Indianapolis, Corporate, Finance and Litigation Law Attorney
Partner
Peter J. Rusthoven, a partner in the Indianapolis, Indiana office, has a multi-dimensional practice. His business experience includes transactional and corporate governance work, in areas...
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Meena T. Sinfelt, Barnes and Thornburg, Washington DC and Columbus, Corporate and Litigation Law Attorney
Partner
Meena advises clients involved in government investigations by the Department of Justice (DOJ), Department of State, Department of Treasury, Congressional inquiries, the Inspector General...
202-371-6368
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Christine E. Skoczylas, Barnes Thornburg Law Firm, Chicago, Insurance and Litigation Law Attorney
Partner
Christine Skoczylas is a partner in the Chicago office of Barnes & Thornburg and a member of the firm’s Litigation Department and Co-Chair of the Commercial Litigation Practice Group....
312-214-5613
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David Slovick Securities and Corporate Financial Attorney Barnes & Thornburg Law Firm
Partner
David regularly represents financial services firms and individuals in investigations and litigation conducted by the CFTC, the SEC, the Financial Industry Regulatory Authority, CME Group,...
646-746-2019
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John Smarella Attorney Barnes & Thornburg Law Firm
Partner
John C. Smarrella is a partner in the Corporate Department in the South Bend, Indiana office of Barnes & Thornburg LLP and is a member of the firm’s Renewable Energy and Entrepreneurial...
574-237-1133
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Amy E. Smith, Barnes Thornburg, environmental protection attorney, water contamination lawyer, federal regulation legal counsel, Excess Liability Trust Fund law
Staff Attorney
Amy E. Smith is a staff attorney and member of the firm’s Environmental Department. Ms. Smith’s practice focuses primarily on remediation projects dealing with soil, ground water and...
317-231-7360
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Christine J. Sohar Henter, Barnes Thornburg Law Firm, Washington DC, Corporate Law Attorney
Partner
Christine started her legal career in public service. She was a senior attorney with the Office of the Chief Counsel for Import Administration (now the Office of Enforcement &...
202-408-6915
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Shane Solinger, Barnes Thornburg Law Firm, Minneapolis, Corporate, Finance and Bankruptcy Law Attorney
Associate
Shane Solinger is an associate in the Minneapolis office of Barnes & Thornburg, where he is a member of the Corporate Department. Mr. Solinger gained legal experience as a summer...
612-367-8708
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Peter Spanos, Barnes and Thornburg Law Firm, Atlanta and Washington DC, Labor and Employment and Litigation Law Attorney
Partner
Peter R. Spanos is a partner in the Atlanta and Washington, D.C., offices of Barnes & Thornburg and a member of the firm’s Labor & Employment Law Department. Mr. Spanos represents...
404-264-4045
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David M. Spooner, Barnes Thornburg Law Firm, Washington DC, Corporate and Finance Law Attorney
Partner
David M. Spooner is a partner in the Corporate Department and Co-Chair of the International Trade Practice Group. Mr. Spooner represents governments, trade associations, and corporate...
202-371-6377
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Alice J. Springer, Barnes Thornburg Law firm, South Bend and Elkhart, Construction and Litigation Attorney
Partner
Alice J. Springer is a partner in the South Bend, Indiana office of Barnes & Thornburg LLP. She is a member of the Litigation Department. Ms. Springer has worked with a wide variety of...
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Crystal T. Williams, Litigation Attorney, Barnes Thornburg Law Firm
Associate
Crystal T. Williams is an associate in the Indianapolis office of Barnes & Thornburg LLP, where she is a member of the firm’s Litigation Department and the Food, Drug and Device Law...
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Eric E. Williams, Pharm.D. Patent attorney Barnes Thornburg
Partner
A patent attorney with a doctorate in pharmacy, Eric Williams works with clients to develop and safeguard their innovations. With particular skills in serving pharmaceutical companies,...
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Richard P. Winegardner Labor and employment litigation lawyer Barnes Thornburg
Partner
An experienced trial lawyer who defends employers of all sizes in a range of industries, including defense, food, and trucking companies, against unsubstantiated accusations, Rick’s...
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Scott Witlin Employment lawyer Barnes Thornburg
Partner
Scott J. Witlin is a partner and the administrator of the Labor & Employment Department in the firm's Los Angeles office. He is Co-Chair of the firm's Wage and Hour Practice Group and a...
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Dr. Judy Witten, LL.M. Corporate & Transactional Attorney K&L Gates Munich, Germany
Associate
Judy Witten is an associate in the firm's Munich office and part of the Corporate/Transactional practice group. She focuses her practice on corporate, mergers and acquisitions and private...
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Erica Woebse, Barnes Thornburg Law Firm, Indianapolis, Cybersecurity and Health Care Law Attorney
Associate
Erica L. Woebse is an associate in Barnes & Thornburg’s Indianapolis office and a member of the firm’s Healthcare Department. Ms. Woebse provides organizational, contracting and...
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Luke Wohlford Partner DALLAS Antitrust and Competition Law  Appeals and Critical Motions  Arbitration/Alternative Dispute Resolution
Partner
Luke Wohlford is an experienced trial attorney who has spent his career representing individuals, family-owned businesses, and publicly and privately held companies in a wide range of...
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David A.W. Wong, Barnes Thornburg Law Firm, Indianapolis, Corporate and Intellectual Property Law Attorney
Partner
David A. W. Wong is a partner with Barnes & Thornburg LLP where he is a member of the Intellectual Property Department and Chairman of the Internet and Technology Law Group. Mr. Wong’s...
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Timothy Y Wong Of Counsel Barnes & Thornburg Law Firm
Of Counsel
Timothy Y. Wong is of counsel in the Minneapolis office of Barnes & Thornburg, where he is a member of the firm's Labor & Employment Department. He brings more than 30 years of...
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David Wood, Barnes Thornburg Law Firm, Los Angeles, Insurance and Litigation Law Attorney
Partner
David E. Wood is a partner with Barnes & Thornburg’s Insurance Recovery and Counseling Practice Group, resident in the firm’s Los Angeles office. With more than 30 years of experience...
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