Elizabeth Kelley Cierzniak

Partner

Overview

Libby Cierzniak represents corporations, trade associations and public sector clients (such as school districts) in regulatory and government relations matters before the Indiana General Assembly and state agencies. She plays an active role in drafting and advocating for passage of legislation addressing education finance, taxation, gaming, professional regulation, health insurance and other issues.

Administrative and Regulatory Law

Libby counsels clients on administrative rules, procurement, regulatory filings and compliance. She has developed an expertise in gaming law, providing counsel to casino licensees and other gaming entities on a broad range of regulatory matters including corporate financings, licensure, transfer of ownership and bankruptcy/restructuring.

Education

Libby also works extensively with school corporations and other education providers on state and local funding, compliance, policy development and accountability.

Political Experience

Prior to joining Faegre Baker Daniels, Libby spent 14 years in the political arena, serving as Communications Director for the Indiana Republican Party during two major election cycles and as Publications Director for the Indiana Senate Republican Caucus.

Credentials

Bar Admissions

Indiana

Court Admissions

U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Indiana
U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Indiana

Clerkships

Court of Appeals of Indiana, Hon. Patrick D. Sullivan, 1995-1995

Education

Indiana University Robert H. McKinney School of Law
J.D. summa cum laude (1995)

Butler University
B.S. cum laude (1979)

Insights & Events

Leadership & Community

Professional Associations

  • Governmental Affairs Society of Indiana
  • International Association of Gaming Advisors
  • Indiana State Bar Association

Civic Activities

  • Richard G. Lugar Excellence in Public Service Series — Board of Governors, 2007-present
  • Urban Mission YMCA — Board of Managers, 2004-present
  • Girl Scouts of Central Indiana — Board of Directors, 2004-2010
  • Indiana Advisory Commission – U.S. Commission on Civil Rights, 2007-present
  • Old Northside Neighborhood Association — Board of Directors, 2011-15

Honors

  • The Best Lawyers in America — Education Law, 2012-18
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