Miriam Dant is widely recognized as a skilled government affairs professional whose broad experience enables her to craft solutions for her clients.
She has been listed in Best Lawyers®, the oldest and most respected peer-review publication in the legal profession, since 2007. The Indianapolis Business Journal and Indiana Lawyer named Ms. Dant among the “Influential Women in Indianapolis.” The IBJ also recognized her in its “Forty Under 40,” a list of young professionals who have demonstrated leadership, initiative and dedication in their careers.
Ms. Dant served from 1993 to 1997 as Gov. Evan Bayh’s adviser on environmental and energy issues. She previously served as Counsel to the Indiana Secretary of State and as Indiana securities commissioner under Secretary of State Joe Hogsett.
Ms. Dant worked as a litigator at the law firm of Baker & Daniels and practiced in the firm’s government affairs group, becoming a partner in 1998 and representing clients at the Statehouse. She handled all areas of state and municipal government on issues including environmental regulation and policy, utilities and energy, taxes, transportation, economic development, general business issues and government procurement. She founded Dant Advocacy Inc. in 2006.
She serves on the boards of the Indianapolis Hebrew Congregation, Jewish Community Relations Council and Governmental Affairs Society of Indiana. She is a member of the Carmel Ethics Commission, an appointee of Mayor James Brainard.