Robert T. "Bob" Grand

Robert T. "Bob" Grand


Barnes & Thornburg LLP

Recognized since 2005

Indianapolis, Indiana

Practice Areas

Government Relations Practice

Municipal Law

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As managing partner of Barnes & Thornburg, Bob Grand leads the firm’s strategic development and execution of firm-wide internal and external goals. He is responsible for driving production, productivity, quality and client service strategies, evaluating and supporting systems objectives and resource needs, and serving as a catalyst for change and innovation.

Bob works with the firm’s Management Committee and professional staff to identify new opportunities and design policies, procedures, training programs and best practices that support complete client loyalty and satisfaction. He assists with recruiting and other human resource strategies that parallel the firm’s brand and market strategy and monetization imperatives, and is responsible for financial oversight, counseling and communication programs, planning, and monitoring and analyzing contributions, results and compensation.

In the community, Bob served as administrative assistant to Indiana Lt. Gov. Bob Orr (1979-1981) and also served in that role for Orr when he became governor of Indiana (1981-1982). He was treasurer of Friends of Dick Lugar (1987-2007), served as the Bush-Cheney finance chairman for Indiana, and was a member of the 2000 Bush-Cheney recount team in Palm Beach County, Florida. Notably, Bob also worked as a senior member of the campaign finance group for the Trump-Pence campaign and as a finance vice chair of President Trump’s Presidential Inauguration Committee. He is currently on the Republican National Committee’s finance leadership team.

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Location
  • 11 South Meridian Street
    Indianapolis, IN 46204-3535
Education
  • Indiana University Robert H. McKinney School of Law, J.D., graduated 1982
  • Wabash College, B.A., graduated 1978
Bar Admissions
  • Indiana, 1983

Barnes & Thornburg LLP
Indianapolis, Indiana

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Named "Lawyer of the Year" by Best Lawyers® for:
  • Municipal Law, Indianapolis (2024)
  • Municipal Law, Indianapolis (2019)
  • Municipal Law, Indianapolis (2016)
  • Municipal Law, Indianapolis (2012)
Recognized in The Best Lawyers in America® 2024 for work in:
  • Government Relations Practice
  • Municipal Law
Special Focus:
  • Municipal
  • Public Finance

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