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Local litigation firms        Local litigation stars                               David Kasper
                                                                                   Frost Brown Todd
                                                                                   Insurance, Professional Malpractice
Highly recommended            Nelson Alexander
                              Frost Brown Todd                                     Donald Knebel
Baker & Daniels               Appellate, Business Litigation, Products Liability   Barnes & Thornburg
                                                                                   Antitrust, Intellectual Property
Barnes & Thornburg            Jackie Bennett
                              Taft Stettinius & Hollister                          Wayne Kreuscher
Bingham McHale                Commercial Litigation, White Collar Crime            Barnes & Thornburg
                                                                                   Medical Malpractice, Products Liability
Frost Brown Todd              Alan Brown
                              Frost Brown Todd                                     Jon Laramore
                              Commercial Litigation, Insurance                     Baker & Daniels
Recommended                   Terri Bruksch
                              Barnes & Thornburg                                   Jeffery Mallamad
Bose McKinney & Evans
                              Personal Injury, Products Liability                  Bingham McHale
                                                                                   Business Litigation, Employment Litigation
Ice Miller
                              David Campbell
                              Bingham McHale                                       Mark Merkle
Krieg DeVault
                              Antitrust, Commercial Litigation, Intellectual       Krieg DeVault
Taft Stettinius & Hollister   Property, Products Liability, Securities             Business Litigation, Employment Litigation

                              Thomas Costakis                                      Scott Morrisson
                              Krieg DeVault                                        Krieg DeVault
                              Commercial Litigation, Personal Injury, Products     Commercial Litigation, Employment Litigation,
                              Liability, Trade Secrets                             Insurance, Personal Injury, Trade Secrets

                              Thomas Davis                                         Karl Mulvaney
                              Frost Brown Todd                                     Bingham McHale
                              Commercial Litigation, Personal Injury               Appellate, Commercial Liability, Products Liability,
                                                                                   Professional Liability
                              Thomas DeVoe
                              Taft Stettinius & Hollister                          Judy Okenfuss
                              Employment Litigation                                Ice Miller
                                                                                   Products Liability
                              Ronald Elberger
                              Bose McKinney & Evans                                James Petersen
                              Appellate, Entertainment Law, Health Law             Ice Miller
                                                                                   Commercial Litigation, Insurance, Products Liability
                              Stanley Fickle
                              Barnes & Thornburg                                   George Purdy
                              Appellate                                            Bose McKinney & Evans
                                                                                   Complex Commercial Litigation, Intellectual
                              James “Jay” Ham                                      Property, Medical Malpractice, Products Liability
                              Baker & Daniels
                              Antitrust, Appellate, Commercial Litigation,         Marc Quigley
                              Intellectual Property                                Krieg DeVault
                                                                                   Commercial Litigation, Construction Law, Products
                              Edward Harris III                                    Liability
                              Taft Stettinius & Hollister
                              Antitrust, Appellate, Class Actions                  Andrea Roberts
                                                                                   Baker & Daniels
                              David Hensel                                         Appellate, Commercial Litigation, Products Liability
                              Taft Stettinius & Hollister
                              Intellectual Property, White Collar Crime            Michael Rosiello
                                                                                   Barnes & Thornburg
                              David Herzog                                         Class Actions, Trade Secrets
                              Baker & Daniels
                              Complex Commercial Litigation, Securities            Christopher Scanlon
                                                                                   Baker & Daniels
                              David Irmscher                                       Commercial Litigation, Insurance, Products Liability,
                              Baker & Daniels                                      Securities, Trade Secrets
                              Intellectual Property

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      Steven Shockley
      Taft Stettinius & Hollister
                                                                Future stars
      Appellate, Commercial Litigation, Employment
      Litigation, Securities                                    Peyton Berg
                                                                Bose McKinney & Evans
      Geoffrey Slaughter
      Taft Stettinius & Hollister                               Paul Hunt
      Antitrust, Appellate, Commercial Litigation,              Barnes & Thornburg

      Robert Stanley                                            Bernie Keller
      Baker & Daniels                                           Bose McKinney & Evans
      Complex Commercial Litigation
                                                                Robert MacGill
      Joseph Tanner                                             Barnes & Thornburg
      Baker & Daniels
      Products Liability                                        Kathy Osborn
                                                                Baker & Daniels
      David Tittle
      Bingham McHale                                            Greg Small
      Complex Commercial Litigation                             Krieg DeVault

      Alan Townsend                                             Robert Thornburg
      Bose McKinney & Evans                                     Frost Brown Todd
      Business Litigation, Products Liability
                                                                Paul Wolfla
      Wayne Turner                                              Baker & Daniels
      Bingham McHale
      Antitrust, Appellate, Commercial Litigation,              Joseph “Jay” Yaeger
      Professional Liability, Securities, Trade Secrets         Baker & Daniels

      Brian Welch
      Bingham McHale
      Agribusiness and Energy, Antitrust, Appellate,
      Business Litigation, Professional Liability, Securities

      Philip Whistler
      Ice Miller
      Antitrust, Corporate Litigation, Securities


Indiana                                                                                                     financial institutions, gas stations, dry cleaners
                                                                                                            and insurers.

                                                                                                            Recommended firms

                                                                                                            Bose McKinney

    ndiana’s still-thriving manufacturing and agricultural economy remains stubborn-
    ly self-sufficient, which has spared it some of the pain felt as a result of business                   Indianapolis-based Bose McKinney maintains
                                                                                                            three offices within the state as well as one in
    failures in more populous states. Indiana lawyers are seeing an increasing num-                         North Carolina and another in Washington,
ber of cases being referred to local firms as more prominent litigation markets like                        D.C. The firm counts Quaker Oats, the
Chicago and Detroit are becoming saturated with work. Intentionally or not, this can                        Indianapolis Colts, and MetLife Insurance as
benefit clients by offering them a fresh perspective and potentially greater attention                      clients. George Purdy is co-chair of the firm’s
than they might receive from a firm in a larger metropolitan area.                                          litigation group, and he assists clients with a
                                                                                                            variety of complex business and commercial
                                                                                                            litigation, including medical malpractice claims,
Highly recommended firms                                and residential construction, personal injury,      hospital credential disputes, intellectual
                                                        and general commercial contract disputes. Peers     property litigation, products liability and
Baker & Daniels                                         note that Randall Brown and Paul Hunt are           asbestos defense, and defense of class actions.
Baker & Daniels continues to be one of the              future stars in the intellectual property field,    One peer dubs him “one of the best you’ll find.”
most highly touted firms in the state. The firm         with clients such as Roche and Wells Fargo
has two offices in Indianapolis, one in South           seeking their expertise.                            Ice Miller
Bend and one in Fort Wayne. “They have a                                                                    Full-service firm Ice Miller offers a broad array
rock-solid reputation in Indiana,” claims a             Bingham McHale                                      of practice areas through its offices in
client.                                                 Competitors praise Bingham McHale as                Indianapolis and DuPage County. The firm was
    Peers and clients alike describe David Herzog       “strong in litigation, and worthy of more           rumored to have been in merger talks with
as very experienced in general commercial               recognition” for its trial-ready approach to        Kentucky firm Greenebaum Doll & McDonald,
litigation and products liability work. Robert          litigation. With locations in Indianapolis,         with terms left unclear as to who would absorb
Stanley possesses “exceptional knowledge of the         Vincennes and Jasper, the firm remains              who, but the merger has yet to materialize. Judy
law, is a fantastic writer and in general does a        dedicated to Indiana clients first and foremost,    Okenfuss focuses her practice on products
wonderful job,” according to one client.                despite a growing national presence. Its list of    liability, risk management, and crisis
Christopher Scanlon is praised by clients and           local clients includes Simon Property Group,        management. In 2008, she litigated the case of
peers for his products liability and insurance          WellPoint and 3M.                                   Ramos v. Playtex Products, Inc. which
work. One client remarks that “Chris was key in             Brian Welch is noted for his commercial         concerned Playtex’s sale of “Fridge to Go,”
negotiating with insurance companies and good           litigation and contract work. He represents         which was alleged be constructed from a vinyl
at strategizing all the options. He’s a very creative   Constantinos P. Angelopoulos, a prominent           fabric containing dangerous levels of lead.
guy.” One client calls Kevin Toner “an extremely        Greek businessman, in an action for conversion      Philip Whistler is also noted for his work in
bright, strategic thinker.” Jon Laramore is noted       and fraudulent transfer of Mr. Angelopoulos’        antitrust and trade regulation, franchising,
for his appellate work, and James “Jay” Ham is          ownership interest in Beta Steel Corp., estimated   corporate and securities litigation, and
recommended for his work in commercial                  to be worth over $130 million. Peers mention        shareholder litigation.
litigation. Joseph “Jay” Yaeger receives near           David Tittle’s commercial litigation practice. He
unanimous praise from competitors and clients,          represents National City Bank in an action          Krieg DeVault
who describe him as “the best of the best,” “a          against a commercial escrow account customer        Peers call Krieg DeVault a “very good
go-to guy” and “exceptional.”                           regarding $2 million in forged mortgage payoff      bankruptcy firm,” although its total practice is
                                                        checks. A competitor acknowledges Karl              broader in scope and includes commercial and
Barnes & Thornburg                                      Mulvaney as “a top appellate lawyer,” and           real estate lending, securities law, civil litigation,
With four offices in Indiana, as well as offices in     “someone lawyers around the state call upon to      creditors’ rights and bankruptcy, and
Chicago, Grand Rapids, Columbus and                     try appellate cases.” In the last year, David       intellectual property. The firm counts five
Minneapolis, Barnes & Thornburg has an                  Campbell has successfully represented Saint-        locations in the state, and additional offices in
impressive reputation in the Midwestern                 Gobain Containers in a dispute with Hornell         Chicago, Atlanta, and Boca Grande, Florida.
litigation market, especially with regards to           Brewing relating to contractual issues and          Litigator Thomas Costakis is noted for his
intellectual property. In July 2009, lawyers at         pricing policies.                                   commercial litigation and products liability
the firm obtained an injunction on behalf of                                                                work. Clients include RJ Reynolds, who
Hacienda Mexican Restaurants to stop an                 Frost Brown Todd                                    Costakis has represented since 2001.
Illinois-based advertising company from                 Frost Brown Todd makes its debut in the
conducting an advertising campaign using the            Indiana rankings after absorbing the firm of        Taft Stettinius & Hollister
Hacienda name.                                          Locke Reynolds in 2008. With 475 lawyers            Ohio-based Taft Stettinius & Hollister is
    Peers describe Donald Knebel as                     across mid-America, the firm now operates           making inroads in Indiana with two offices in
“outstanding, and among the best in the city,”          throughout ten offices in five states including     the state. Edward Harris is co-chair of the firm’s
with a practice concentrating on patent and             Indiana, Kentucky, Ohio, Tennessee and West         Litigation Department. Last year he served as
trademark infringement actions, antitrust and           Virginia. In Indiana, it maintains offices in the   national class counsel for direct purchasers of
unfair competition, improper termination of             state’s two key markets of Indianapolis and Fort    diamonds from De Beers in a litigation that
distributors and sales representatives, and             Wayne.                                              resulted in a $295 million recovery for
violation of non-competition agreements.                   Nelson Alexander has extensive trial and         plaintiffs. Peers credit Jackie Bennett for the
Michael Rosiello concentrates on commercial             appellate experience representing clients in        behind-the-scenes legwork he performed for
disputes, including contract, trade secret, and         business litigation and products liability          Kenneth Starr’s team during the Monica
class action issues. Terri Bruksch represents           matters. Patricia McCrory concentrates on           Lewinsky scandal. Peers mention Steven
businesses and individuals in a variety of              business and complex litigation, representing a     Shockley and Frank Deveau for their appellate
litigation encompassing pharmaceutical and              wide range of clients including corporations,       and environmental litigation practices,
general products liability litigation, commercial       not-for-profit entities, health care providers,     respectively.

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                           BARNES & THORNBURG LLP
                           11 South Meridian Street
                           Indiana 46204-3535
                           Tel: 317-231-7214
                           Fax: 317-231-7433

      Donald E. Knebel is a partner in Barnes & Thornburg LLP, resident in the
      Indianapolis, Indiana office. He is a member of the firm's Intellectual
      Property Law Department, and co-chair of BTech, the firm's Business and
      Technology Group.

      Mr. Knebel's practice concentrates on cases involving claims of patent
      infringement, violations of the antitrust laws, unfair competition and
      trademark infringement, improper termination of distributors and sales
      representatives, and violation of non-competition agreements. He has been
      involved in cases in 23 states and has tried cases to verdict in 10 states.
      He is a fellow in the American College of Trial Lawyers and has been listed
      in The Best Lawyers in America® since the first edition in 1983
      (Commercial Litigation, Intellectual Property Litigation, Antitrust, Bet-the-
      Company Litigation). He has been identified by Chambers USA America’s
      Leading Lawyers for Business publication as "the best in Indiana for patent
      litigation." A survey by Mondaq, an English company, identified him as one
      of the most recommended lawyers in the world in the field of patent law.

      Mr. Knebel has lectured widely to many types of groups on assuring
      compliance with antitrust laws and related topics. He is also a frequent
      speaker on the use of technology, including animation, in patent cases. Mr.
      Knebel has written numerous articles, several published in recognized
      journals, involving antitrust laws and the protection of intellectual property.
      He is coauthor of the Indiana chapter of State Antitrust Practice and
      Statutes, published by the American Bar Association.

      Mr. Knebel received a B.S.E.E. with highest distinction from Purdue
      University in 1968 and worked from 1968 to 1971 as an electronics
      design engineer for Lockheed Aircraft Corporation. He received his J.D.
      magna cum laude from Harvard Law School in 1974 and joined Barnes &
      Thornburg that same year. Mr. Knebel is admitted to practice in Indiana and
      before the First, Third, Fourth, Sixth, Seventh and Federal Circuits, as well
      as several federal district courts.