Overview

Jane is a multifaceted business litigator and appellate advocate. She helps clients navigate their most difficult legal problems.

Trial and Appellate Litigation Experience

Jane represents clients in complex litigation, including all manner of contract disputes, class actions, tort claims, insurance liquidation proceedings and employment matters. In addition to conflict resolution and trial work, Jane is regularly involved with briefing and argument on appeal.

Utility Regulation Experience

Jane represents clients in utility matters before the Indiana Utility Regulatory Commission and on appeal.

Sorority/Fraternity Counseling Experience

Jane advises national fraternities and sororities on dispute resolution and compliance matters. Her expertise includes counseling related to internal governance, membership discipline, and risk management.

Credentials

Bar Admissions

Indiana

Court Admissions

U.S. Supreme Court
U.S. Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit
U.S. Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit
U.S. District Court for the Central District of Illinois
U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Indiana
U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Indiana

Clerkships

U.S. Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit, Hon. Kenneth F. Ripple, 2003-2004

Education

Notre Dame Law School
J.D. summa cum laude (2003)

Hanover College
B.A. summa cum laude (2000)

Insights & Events

Other Perspectives
  • A Brief Note To Mark the 50th Anniversary of Multidistrict Litigation
    Circuit Rider, November 2018
  • United States Supreme Court: A Review (and Preview) of Recent Cases
    Presenter, Indiana State Bar Association, October 30, 2018
  • Appellate Civil Case Law Update
    Co-author with Matthew K. Giffin and Thomas A. Weber, Res Gestae, September 2018
  • Appellate Civil Case Law Update
    Co-author with Matthew K. Giffin, Res Gestae, March 2018
  • Appellate Civil Case Law Update
    Co-author with Matthew K. Giffin, Res Gestae, April 2017
  • Supreme Court Review
    Panelist, Faegre Baker Daniels, Indianapolis, 2017, 2016, 2015, 2014, 2013
  • State of Emergency: Update on Judicial Vacancies in the Federal Courts Throughout the United States
    Circuit Rider, November 2016
  • Appellate Civil Case Law Update
    Co-author with Emily Kile, Res Gestae, September 2016
  • United States Supreme Court: A Review (and Preview) of the Docket
    Indianapolis Bar Association, 2016
  • Constitution Day U.S. Supreme Court Roundup
    Co-presenter, Indiana Bar Association, 2016
  • Seventh Circuit Civil Appeals: Appellant’s Brief and Appendix
    Co-author with Harmony Mappes, Practical Law, Thomson Reuters, March 2015
  • Appellate Civil Case Law Update
    Co-author with Donnie Morgan, Res Gestae, January/February 2015
  • United States Supreme Court: Review (and Preview) of Recent Cases
    Indianapolis Bar Association, 2015
  • United States Supreme Court: Recent Decisions and Upcoming Cases
    Indianapolis Bar Association, 2014
  • Landmark Supreme Court Cases from 1964
    Circuit Rider, December 2014
  • Preview of Landmark Civil Rights Decisions from the U.S. Supreme Court
    Indianapolis Bar Association, 2013

Leadership & Community

Pro Bono

  • Jane is committed to providing pro bono service and has represented clients in appellate and other litigation pro bono matters.  

Professional Associations

Civic Activities

  • Notre Dame Law Association, Region Eight — Director, 2018-present
  • Indy Reads — Board of Directors, 2015-18
  • Indianapolis Public Schools Education Foundation — Board of Directors, 2008-14
  • United Way of Central Indiana — Leadership United, Ardath Burkhart Leadership Series, 2011-12

Honors

  • Indiana State Bar Association — Civility Award, 2018 
  • Faegre Baker Daniels — Pro Bono Honor Roll, 2014, 2016
  • Indiana Super Lawyers — Business Litigation, 2014-18; Rising Star, Business Litigation, 2010-13
  • Indiana Lawyer — Up and Coming Lawyer Award, 2007
  • Charles L. Whistler Pro Bono Award — Faegre Baker Daniels, 2006
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