J. Murray Clark, Thomas Froehle and Christopher Scanlon of Baker & Daniels LLP have been named to Who's Who in Law by the Indianapolis Business Journal.
In a monthly feature this year, the Indianapolis Business Journal is identifying influential players — whether they are in the public eye or wield their influence behind the scenes — in eight different business sectors. Key members of the city's legal industry included the finest legal minds in education, public sector law, the judicial system and private firms, the IBJ reported.
Nominations for Who's Who come from the Indianapolis Business Journal news staff, peer recommendations and public nominations.
J. Murray Clark
A partner at Baker & Daniels, Clark practices government services and administrative law, utilizing his extensive experience in the legislative and political fields. Clark served 11 years as an Indiana state senator, acted as campaign chairman of Mitch Daniels' successful bid for governor in 2004 and served as chairman of the Indiana Republican Party from 2006 to 2010, in addition to serving in numerous other political leadership positions. He has been honored as a defender of small business by both the Indiana Chamber of Commerce and the National Federation of Independent Business, and has been listed in Best Lawyers in America, Indiana Super Lawyers and the IBJ's Forty Under 40.
Clark joined Baker & Daniels after 23 years at the Indianapolis firm Clark Quinn Moses Scott & Grahn. He represents clients in a variety of matters with local and state governments and agencies, including real estate, land use law, regulatory issues and financing. He is a 1982 graduate of the Indiana University School of Law–Indianapolis and earned his bachelor's degree from Kenyon College in 1979.
Froehle joined Baker & Daniels in 1988 after graduating cum laude from the University of Michigan Law School and magna cum laude from Indiana University. He assumed the role of chair and chief executive partner in 2008 and has served on the firm's management team since 2000. Under his direction, Baker & Daniels opened its seventh office, in Chicago, which has since grown to 35 professionals, according to the IBJ.
As a member of Baker & Daniels' public finance practice group, Froehle has combined his transactional and finance skills and understanding of government to serve as counsel for a variety of governmental entities and public projects. He represented the Capital Improvement Board in connection with development of the new convention center and stadium downtown, as well as negotiating a long-term lease with the Indianapolis Colts. Froehle also served as underwriter's counsel in financing for the Indianapolis Department of Waterworks and the new Indianapolis Airport, developed a charter-school financing program and legislation for the Indianapolis Works government consolidation initiative, and structured economic development incentive financing for a variety of projects downtown.
Focusing his practice on complex business and commercial litigation, Scanlon has practiced in a broad range of substantive areas, including contract, insurance, business tort, class actions, anti-racketeering, trade secret, accounts liability and environmental law. He has extensive experience in state and federal securities litigation and regularly represents businesses in insurance coverage disputes arising from large-loss liabilities. Recognized by The Best Lawyers in America and Chambers USA: A Guide to America's Leading Business Lawyers as a top commercial litigator, Scanlon has served as lead counsel for Eli Lilly and Co., Johnson Controls Inc., WellPoint Inc., CSX Inc. and EDS.
A partner with Baker & Daniels, Scanlon has practiced with the firm since graduating cum laude from the Indiana University Maurer School of Law–Bloomington in 1980. A native of Indianapolis, he earned his bachelor's degree from Indiana University in 1977. Scanlon is a Distinguished Fellow with the Indiana Bar Foundation, which awarded him the Pro Bono Publico Award for outstanding commitment to volunteer legal services for the poor and disadvantaged, the IBJ reported.
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