Jayna M. Cacioppo
Jayna is a partner in the Indianapolis office of Taft, where she serves as chair of the Indianapolis Litigation practice group. Jayna’s practice concentrates in the areas of complex commercial, civil and white-collar criminal litigation, as well as regulatory investigations by state and federal agencies. She is a trial lawyer with significant courtroom experience in both criminal and civil matters. She is also known for her advocacy in defending public corruption cases.
Some of the results that Jayna has achieved for her clients include winning preliminary injunctions, defeating class action certifications, successfully defending individuals and companies in white collar criminal cases, and resolving intellectual property disputes. Her advanced knowledge of technology, ESI best practices and information governance can also give your organization an edge in conducting eDiscovery and data collection both efficiently and cost-effectively. Jayna’s savviness with technology and cybercriminal tactics also make her an asset for clients looking to improve their cybersecurity safeguards and address imminent data breaches.
Jayna is equally active with her local community as she is with her clients. She has been active raising funds for the fight against breast cancer through her work with the Central Indiana Affiliate of Susan G. Komen, particularly through her role as president of the board. She is also passionate about finding ways to improve public schools, working her way up to serving as President of the Union Elementary Parents & Teachers Organization in Zionsville, Ind. Additionally, Jayna is active in her legal community as a member of the American Bar Association, the Indiana Bar Association, and the Indianapolis Bar Association. She is a member of the National Association of Criminal Defense Attorneys (NACDL) and the Women's White Collar Defense Association (WWCDA).
Jayna graduated magna cum laude from Indiana University’s Robert H. McKinney School of Law, and also graduated from Georgetown University’s Walsh School of Foreign Service.
Honoree, Indiana Super Lawyers Rising Stars (2010 - 2015)
Honoree, Best Lawyers in America® (2018 – present)
All Service Areas
- Indiana University - Robert H. McKinney School of Law (2005)
Magna Cum Laude
- Georgetown University, Walsh School of Foreign Service (1998)
- Federal - Northern District of Indiana
- Federal - Southern District of Indiana
- Federal - Northern District of Illinois
- Federal - 7th Circuit Court of Appeals
- State - Indiana
- American Bar Association
- Indiana State Bar Association
- Indianapolis Bar Association
Member, Membership Value Task Force
Member, Bar Leader Series X (2012 - 2013)
- Historical Society of the Southern District of Indiana
Member, Steering Committee
- National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers
- MCCOY (Marion County Commission On Youth)
Past Board Member (2011 - 2014)
- Susan G. Komen for the Cure - Central Indiana Affiliate
Former Chair, Pink Tie Ball Committee (2015 - 2017)
- United Way of Central Indiana
Member, Leadership United
- Union Elementary School
President, Parent Teacher Organization (PTO)