September 30, 2008

Baker & Daniels' J.P. Hanlon Receives Indy's Best and Brightest Award

J.P. Hanlon, a partner at Baker & Daniels LLP, was named the recipient of Indy's Best and Brightest Award in the law category. Sponsored by Junior Achievement, the Best and Brightest awards program recognizes central Indiana's most outstanding young professionals and community leaders age 40 and under.

Best and Brightest nominees are judged on their professional accomplishments, leadership qualities and positive impact on others. Chad Priest, a Baker & Daniels associate, was a finalist for Indy's Best and Brightest Award in the health and life sciences category.

Hanlon, who previously served as an assistant United States Attorney and law clerk to U.S. District Judge Robert L. Miller, Jr., currently leads Baker & Daniels' white collar criminal defense, corporate compliance and internal investigations practice. He serves as counsel to individuals and businesses in a variety of white-collar matters, including corporate fraud and abuse, health care fraud, securities fraud, and regulatory and compliance matters. Committed to equal access to justice, Hanlon also regularly represents individuals in federal criminal cases on a pro bono basis.

Outside his law practice, Hanlon serves as a member of the Board of Directors for Providence Cristo Rey High School, a college preparatory school for students of limited financial means. Hanlon also is currently in training so that he may serve as an advocate for children who are victims of abuse and neglect. 

As a recipient of the Best and Brightest Award, Hanlon will participate in the Lacy Leadership LEAD Program, a six-session leadership training program. He also will be involved with the Greater Indianapolis Progress Committee.

Junior Achievement is the world's largest organization dedicated to inspiring and preparing young people to succeed in a global economy by promoting experiential learning techniques to address financial literacy, work-readiness and entrepreneurship. Through a dedicated staff and volunteer network, JA provides in-school, after-school and on-site experiential learning simulations and programs for students in grades K-12. Today, more than 140 offices reach approximately four million students in the U.S., with more than three million students served by operations in more than 100 countries worldwide. For more information, visit or

Founded in 1863, Baker & Daniels LLP is one of Indiana's largest law firms. With more than 370 lawyers and legal professionals, Baker & Daniels serves clients in regional, national and international transaction, regulatory and litigation matters from offices in Indiana, Chicago, Washington, D.C. and Beijing.

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