Taft partners John R. Hammond, III, Bob Hicks, Kyle Hupfer, and Lacy Johnson have been named to the IBJ Media’s inaugural edition of Indiana 250. Larry Gigerich, executive managing director of Ginovus, an independent affiliated business of Taft, was also recognized. The list recognizes influential and impactful leaders in Indiana.
Hammond provides public affairs services for clients on a local, state, and federal level. As a veteran of Indiana state government, he has helped shape a wide variety of public policies from state and local tax policy and environmental regulatory affairs to K-12 and higher education policy, tort reform, transportation, insurance, and economic development issues.
Hicks serves as Chairman of the Executive Committee and Managing Partner of Taft. He focuses his practice on complex business and commercial transactions, private equity and venture capital transactions, mergers and acquisitions, structured financings, business advisory services, and structural tax matters. He serves as outside counsel for the largest private equity fund in Indiana, along with several other substantial and successful businesses.
Hupfer focuses his practice on business law and provides counsel on various business and other legal issues, public policy matters, municipal finance, P3 projects, and strategic development. His clients include both emerging and established businesses, as well as individuals, trade associations and their members, tax-exempt organizations, and governmental and quasi-governmental entities.
Johnson has led a remarkable career as a preeminent lawyer. President Biden appointed Johnson as an At-Large Member of the Democratic National Committee in 2021. He served on the Biden-Harris transition team, was a member of Vice President Harris’ Midwest Finance team, and is a trusted advisor and supporter of many Congressional leaders and members. Johnson serves and has served in numerous leadership roles for civic, community, and professional organizations.
Gigerich is a nationally recognized economic development leader with more than 30 years of local and state government, not-for-profit, and private sector experience. Throughout his career, he has worked on approximately 600 economic development projects resulting in over $12 billion in capital investment, the creation of over 100,000 new jobs, and the retention of over 200,000 existing jobs. Gigerich also serves as vice chairperson of the Site Selectors Guild, an internationally recognized organization of Site Selectors, and also is a member of the board of directors of the Indiana Chamber of Commerce.