Barnes & Thornburg spans the country, with 20 offices from LA to DC. But it still remains true to its Midwestern roots and boasts an “uncommon” culture promoting diversity, inclusion, and work-life balance. The firm counsels across numerous industries, including agriculture and food, education, energy, entertainment, financial services, government and public finance, health care, life sciences, and manufacturing.
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From its Midwestern hub in Indianapolis, Barnes & Thornburg has aggressively expanded to serve a large network of clients throughout the U.S. In addition to having one of the largest intellectual property practices in the Midwest, the firm's core practices revolve around litigation, business, and governmental services.
Thirteen is the Lucky Number
Harvard Law graduate Kurt Pantzer founded Indianapolis firm Barnes, Hickam, Pantzer & Boyd in 1940. In a spasm of reverse superstition, the founding attorneys formed the firm on September 13, establishing an office with 13 people and 13 rooms on the 13th floor of Merchants Banks Building, an Indianapolis skyscraper (by the way, the office suite and telephone number were both 1313).