Summary

Andi is an experienced litigator focusing her practice on complex commercial litigation, including shareholder and corporate governance disputes, fraud, RICO, land use, construction, shareholder derivative suits, business torts, supply chain, class actions, product liability, trade secrets and non-compete disputes. She represents both corporate and individual clients in federal and state courts and before local and state administrative bodies and agencies.

Andi has extensive experience negotiating resolutions in complex business, personal and transactional matters and is involved in many aspects of development and strategic consulting for businesses seeking to invest and grow in Indiana and across the United States. She strongly advocates a cooperative dialogue among government and industry leaders and is actively engaged in the ongoing effort to enable businesses to succeed in a competitive global marketplace.

Andi served as President of the Indiana State Bar Association (ISBA) from September 2017-October 2018, the single largest legal organization in the state. She has also been recognized as one of the 2018 IBJ's Women of Influence. 

In August 2011, Andi was appointed to serve on the Indiana Supreme Court Disciplinary Commission.

Awards

  • Honoree, IBJ Women of Influence (2018)

  • AV® Peer Review Rated, Martindale-Hubbell 

  • Honoree, Best Lawyers in America® (2013 – present) 

  • Honoree, Indiana Super Lawyers (2004, 2010 - present)

  • Presidential Citation Recipient, Indiana State Bar Association (2012)

  • Delegate to the American Bar Association House of Delegates, Indiana State Bar Association

  • Distinguished Fellow, Indianapolis Bar Foundation

  • National Finalist, American Advocacy Competition

  • Richard L. Zweig Cooperating Attorney Award Honoree, Indiana Civil Liberties Union (1997)

All Service Areas

Education

  • Indiana University - Robert H. McKinney School of Law (1996)
  • Drew University (United Nations Program) (1990)
  • Acadia University (International Relations, Politics, 1989)
  • Franklin College (1991)

Admissions

  • State - Indiana
  • Federal - Northern District of Indiana
  • Federal - Southern District of Indiana
  • Federal - U.S. Court of Appeals 7th Circuit

Notable Matters

  • Defense of property and casualty insurer in high stakes insurance and reinsurance disputes
  • Defense of manufacturers, obtaining summary judgment awards or reaching settlements for claims ranging from $200K to $10M in alleged damages
  • Defense of owners/builders in complex construction litigation and government contracting
  • Defense of manufacturers in federal and state qui tam litigation
  • Representation of Plaintiffs groups in complex RICO, ERISA, ADEA litigation
  • Defense of businesses and owners in complex government contracting, fraud and RICO
  • Representation of corporation and shareholders groups in complex disputes

Speeches and Publications

Recent Articles

  • "Gratitude from the Heart(land)," Res Gestae, December 2017
  • President's Perspective: "Warning: optimism ahead," Res Gestae, November 2017
  • “Your view on the practice of law will shape your career,” The Indiana Lawyer, Nov. 2, 2016

Recent Speaking Engagements

  • "Top 10 Objections at Trial," ICLEF, Oct. 24, 2018
  • “#METOO…Now What? Legal Standards and Guidance Regarding Sexual Harassment,” April 2018
  • “Lawyers, Innovation & Embracing Industry Changes,” March 2018
  • “FAIL-FEST 2017: Applying Tough Lessons Learned from the Bench and Bar”, Indiana State Bar Association & the Women in the Law Committee - Women’s Bench Bar Retreat, Feb. 24, 2017
  • “Legal Ethics & Professionalism,” 2016 Women’s Bench Bar Conference, Feb. 26-28, 2016
  • “Employment Law Ethical Matters,” Indiana Continuing Legal Education Forum - Recent Developments in Employment Law, Dec. 16, 2014
  • “Civility and the Rules of Professional Conduct,” 2014 Indiana State Bar Association Annual Meeting, Oct. 9, 2014

Professional Affiliations

  • Indiana State Bar Association

    Member
    Past President (2017 - 2019)
    Past Chair, House of Delegates (2015)
    Past Member, Legal Ethics Committee (2010)
    Past District 11 Representative, Board of Governors (2008 - 2009)
    Past Secretary, Board of Governors (2007)
    Past Chair, Women in the Law Division (2006 - 2007)

  • American Bar Association

    Member, Advisory Panel
    Member, Women Advocate Committee

  • Indianapolis Bar Association

    Member
    Past Member, Board of Directors (2010)

  • Indianapolis Bar Foundation

    Past Development Chair (2008)

  • National Organization of Bar Counsel

    Member

  • National Council of Lawyer Disciplinary Boards

    Member

Community Involvement

  • Girls Inc. of Greater Indianapolis

    Member, Board of Directors
    Chair, Board of Directors (2019)

  • D.A.R.E. Indiana

    Past Member, Board of Directors (2000 - 2008)