January 03, 2007

Nine Associates Become Baker & Daniels Partners

Nine associates at Baker & Daniels LLP became partners of the law firm on Jan. 1. At its annual fall meeting, the partnership voted to admit the following new partners:


  • Maxwell N. Barnes, who practices in corporate finance and corporate transactional matters from the 96th Street office in Indianapolis. Barnes, who joined the firm in 2003, graduated from Vanderbilt University Law School after earning a bachelor's degree from the University of Michigan.
  • Alison G. Fox, who practices in labor and employment law from the South Bend office. Fox, who joined the firm in 1999, earned her J.D. from Northwestern University School of Law after receiving a bachelor's degree cum laude from the University of Illinois at Champaign-Urbana.
  • Norman J. Hedges, who practices in intellectual property protection from the Downtown Indianapolis office. Hedges, who joined the firm in 2004, graduated cum laude from the Indiana University School of Law in Bloomington and with highest distinction from Purdue University with a bachelor's degree.
  • Jennett M. Hill, who practices in nonprofit law from the Downtown Indianapolis office. Hill, who joined the firm in 2001, earned her J.D. magna cum laude from the Indiana University School of Law in Indianapolis and B.A. from DePauw University.
  • Jennifer Bickley Hull, who practices in labor and employment law from the South Bend office. Hull, who joined the firm in 2002, graduated cum laude from the University of Detroit Mercy School of Law and magna cum laude from Michigan State University with a bachelor's degree.
  • Jennifer L. Kremp, who practices in corporate finance and business planning from the 96th Street office in Indianapolis. Kremp, who joined the firm in 1994, graduated magna cum laude from the Indiana University School of Law in Bloomington and summa cum laude from Ball State University with a bachelor's degree.
  • Michael D. Schwartz, who practices in intellectual property law from the Fort Wayne office. Schwartz, who joined the firm in 1999, earned his J.D. from the Indiana University School of Law in Bloomington and B.S. from Michigan State University.
  • Christopher J. Spataro, who practices from the Elkhart office in labor and employment, creditors' rights and commercial litigation centering on recreational vehicle related issues. Spataro, who joined the firm in 2000, graduated from the University of Notre Dame Law School after earning his bachelor's degree cum laude from New York University.
  • Paul A. Wolfla, who practices in general litigation matters and complex business litigation from the Downtown Indianapolis office. Wolfla, who joined the firm in 2003, earned a J.D. from the Ohio State University College of Law, M.A. from the University of New Mexico and B.A. from Indiana University in Bloomington.
"Our newest partners have earned their admission through their hard work, dedication and outstanding performance," Brian K. Burke, chair and chief executive officer at Baker & Daniels, said in making the announcement. "We're thrilled to have such exceptional individuals join our partnership to continue the firm's long tradition of providing ethical and prompt service to every client."

Founded in 1863, Baker & Daniels LLP is one of Indiana's largest law firms. With more than 350 lawyers and affiliated company professionals, Baker & Daniels serves clients in regional, national and international business and litigation matters from offices in Indianapolis, Fort Wayne, South Bend and Elkhart, Ind.; Washington, D.C.; and China. For more information about Baker & Daniels, please visit www.bakerdaniels.com.
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