March 01, 2011

Baker & Daniels' Chip Garver Named to List of Indiana's Top Lobbyists

Chip Garver of Baker & Daniels has been named to the Howey Politics Indiana (HPI) list of top state lobbyists for the second straight year.

HPI, a daily briefing on Indiana politics by Brian Howey and others, publishes an annual Power 50 list of the state's leading political figures. It also features lists for top candidates to watch, as well as leading lobbyists, news media, staffers, and party chairs and committees.

Garver, a Baker & Daniels partner, is the practice group leader for the law firm's government services team. For more than 12 years, he has worked with clients to solve problems and maximize opportunities. Garver brings a diverse background in advising both public and private sector clients, having provided strategic and legal advice to numerous Fortune 100 corporations, governmental officials and individuals throughout his career.

As a lobbyist, Garver helped develop legislative strategies to secure the expansion of the Indiana Convention Center and the new home venue for the Indianapolis Colts and NCAA Final Four Men's Basketball Championship at Lucas Oil Stadium. He also has worked closely with the Indianapolis mayor's office in developing and implementing policy initiatives that have moved through the Indiana General Assembly, including police and fire pension relief, the merger of the Indianapolis Police Department and Marion County Sheriff's Department, and toughening of laws for methamphetamine manufacturers and sellers. In 2003, Garver drafted the proposal and pushed for legislation allowing the Ports of Indiana to develop "Intermodal Ports," which have become a focal point for the state's growing logistics industry.

Before joining Baker & Daniels in 1998, Garver was a Deputy Attorney General and the Director of Legislative Affairs for Indiana Attorney General Pamela Fanning Carter. In 1993-94, he served on the Indiana House of Representatives legislative staff. As Assistant Majority Attorney, Garver was responsible for drafting resolutions and served as staff counsel to the House Democratic Caucus.

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Howey Politics Indiana is a newsletter covering local, state and federal politics in Indiana. Brian Howey, a leading political analyst and commentator on all topics related to Indiana politics and public policy, founded the Howey Political Report (HPR) in 1994 and changed the name to Howey Politics Indiana (HPI) in 2007. HPI, read by the movers and shakers of Indiana politics, also publishes the HPR Daily Wire. Additionally, Howey writes a weekly column appearing in 25 Indiana newspapers, reaching more than 250,000 readers. For more information on HPI, visit www.howeypolitics.com.

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