Firm Managing Partner, Barnes & Thornburg LLP 

Bob Grand became Managing Partner in 2014 after serving as Vice Chair of the Management Committee and Managing Partner of the Indianapolis office. He serves on the Republican National Committee’s finance leadership team and the Robert H. McKinney School of Law Board of Visitors. Bob is also Co-Chair of the firm’s Diversity and Inclusion Committee.

As part of LCLD's Leaders at the Front initiative, Bob created a Leader's Pledge detailing his personal and organizational commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion. Read Bob's pledge here

Barnes & Thornburg was the first Indianapolis law firm to promote a woman to partner. Today, the firm’s diversity efforts include creating opportunities for career development, mentoring, and retention. Barnes & Thornburg was named an LCLD Most Active Member Law Firm in 2013, 2014, 2018, and 2022.

Joined LCLD 2009

Highlights of LCLD Participation 

Fellows Program
Fellows nominated:
2022: Christina Baugh; 2021: Angela Freeman; 2020: Katrina Thompson; 2019: Oni Harton; 2018: Lee Aubry Hutton; 2017: Elizabeth Chinyere Brandon; 2016: Steve Hernandez; 2015: David Wong; 2014: Lindsey D.G. Dates; 2013: Crystal T. Williams; 2012: Marta M. Chou; 2011: Jimmie L. McMillian

Pathfinder Program
Pathfinders selected: 
2022: Chisara Ezie-Boncoeur; 2021: Aisha Hasan; 2020: Autumn Gear; 2019: Elizabeth Underwood; 2018: Alicia Barrs; 2017: Rubin Pusha 

1L LCLD Scholars Program
Scholars hosted: 
2022: Mai Tong Yang, Blaique Brown; 2021: Alexander Gordon; 2020: Juan Salazar-Aguero; 2019: Nicholas Rivera; 2018: Sahara Williams; 2017: Jamal Abdulrasheed; 2015: Portia Bailey; 2014: Joie Hand; 2013: Adeyemi Adenrele

Success in Law School Mentoring Program:
Mentors provided: 2021, 2020, 2019, 2017, 2016, 2015, 2014, 2013, 2012

Annual Meeting (2021, 2020, 2019, 2018, 2017, 2016, 2015, 2014) 
Leadership Summit (2021)

Member:  Robert Grand

Diversity Professional: Dawn Rosemond

Communications: Karen Smith