Firm Managing Partner, Barnes & Thornburg LLP 

Robert 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. Robert is also Co-Chair of the firm’s Diversity and Inclusion Committee.

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, and 2018.

Joined LCLD 2009

Highlights of LCLD Participation 

Fellows Program
Fellows nominated:
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: 
2020: Autumn Gear; 2019: Elizabeth Underwood; 2018: Alicia Barrs; 2017: Rubin Pusha 

1L LCLD Scholars Program
Scholars hosted: 
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: 2019, 2017, 2016, 2015, 2014, 2013, 2012

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

Member:  Robert Grand

Diversity Professional: Dawn Rosemond

Communications: Karen Smith