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Barnes Thornburg Welcomes New Attorneys and Legal Professionals

Barnes & Thornburg has added corporate, government services, healthcare, intellectual property, and litigation  attorneys and legal professionals, as well as attorneys in the firm’s general counsel’s office, to its Atlanta, Boston, Dallas, Grand Rapids, Indianapolis and New York offices. 

A jury consultant in the Indianapolis office, Hillary Abraham works to reduce risks and uncertainties associated with trial advocacy by ascertaining effective themes to emphasize at trials, mediations, and critical appellate and trial court arguments. She leverages her decade of research experience in academic and industry settings to design research studies, facilitate focus groups, conduct mock trials, perform statistical analysis, and author articles. Abraham earned her M.S. in informatics from the University of California in 2020 and her B.A. in anthropology from the University of Michigan in 2013.

Maxwell Adams, an associate in the Indianapolis office, assists in a wide variety of bond transactions for state and local governmental entities. He also advises on regulatory matters and assists clients with public finance and economic development activities, government contracting, and legislative efforts. Adams earned his J.D. from Indiana University Robert H. McKinney School of Law in 2020, and his B.A. in English and his B.S. in public affairs from Indiana University in 2016.

An of counsel in the Atlanta office, Isabelle Dinerman concentrates her work in the areas of public and private placements of equity and debt securities, securities regulatory matters and corporate governance. In particular, Dinerman advises clients on the ongoing reporting obligations imposed on companies by the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, such as annual reports on Form 10-K, quarterly reports on Form 10-Q, current reports on Form 8-K, and proxy statements, as well as Securities and Exchange Commission reporting obligations of directors, officers and significant shareholders. She earned her J.D. from the University of Cincinnati College of Law in 2008 and her B.A. in economics and German from Indiana University in 2005.

Brient Hicks, an associate in the Indianapolis office, focuses his practice on counseling hospitals and other healthcare providers, particularly   counseling on certificates of needs, direct billing, anti-markup, and the Anti-Kickback Statute compliance. Hicks also drafts fair market value analyses to defend and justify physician salaries under the Stark and Anti-Kickback laws and conducts regulatory reviews for healthcare facilities.. He earned his J.D. from Indiana University Robert H. McKinney School of Law in 2021 and his B.S. in economics and German from Wabash College in 2018.

Cari Hawthorne, a paralegal in the Grand Rapids office, is responsible for managing scores of aviation-related transactions for her attorneys and their clients. Hawthorne regularly supports aircraft sale, purchase, and lease transactions for global aircraft companies, family-owned organizations, and Fortune 100 corporations. She also assists with the preparation of Federal Aviation Administration compliance documents for filings and tax related filings. She earned her J.D. from the University of Hawaii William S. Richardson School of Law, in 2011 and her B.A. in journalism from the University of Montana in 1999.

A paralegal in the Dallas office, Jasmine Jackson-Lewis assists clients with a range of class action matters that are national in jurisdiction. She is responsible for managing caseloads and maintaining case files, including keeping track of dockets, helping prepare for depositions, arbitrations and trial, and assisting in facilitating the various aspects of e-discovery. She earned her paralegal studies/certificate from Indiana University-Purdue University in 2014 and her B.S. from Ball State University.

A staff attorney in the Indianapolis office, Jeff Johnson advises and assists clients regarding a range of intellectual property matters, including trademark prosecution, infringement, enforcement, and licensing, as well as copyright registration and infringement. Johnson is responsible for conducting research and analysis of IP-related issues, drafting petitions to the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office, investigating possible trademark infringement, drafting cease and desist letters, performing knockout searches for highly similar marks, and reviewing trademark monitoring reports. He earned his J.D. from Indiana University Robert H. McKinney School of Law in 2022 and his B.A. from Indiana University-Kokomo in 2015.

Erin Matheson, a paralegal in the Boston office, assists clients with a range of commercial business disputes, intellectual property litigation and patent infringement matters. She prepares for and assists during depositions, hearings, trials and arbitrations, particularly with document management such as creating tracking spreadsheets, case profile summaries, and chronologies. Matheson also drafts motions, summarizes depositions, and performs jury verdict analysis. She earned her B.S. in paralegal studies from Roger Williams University in 1997.

A paralegal in the Dallas office, Brandy McClary helps clients work through the details of various complicated transactions, such as mergers and acquisitions, asset purchases, stock purchases, subscription agreements, and company cleanup. She earned her paralegal certificate from Southern Methodist University in 2012 and her B.S. in criminal justice from Texas State University in 2009.

As a conflict attorney in the Indianapolis office, Jordan Quillen is responsible for advising the firm’s attorneys regarding potential conflicts. She addresses virtually all types of conflicts-related issues, from reviewing conflict reports and evaluating related questions or concerns to assisting with securing consent from attorneys and clients. Quillen also helps draft engagement letters. She earned her J.D. from Indiana University Robert H. McKinney School of Law in 2021, and a B.A. in criminal justice and B.A. in psychology from Indiana University-Bloomington in 2017.

Lisa Turcio, a conflict attorney in the New York office, focuses her work on conflict assessment and risk management. She is able to break down the conflicts process and effectively guide attorneys so they best understand how to identify and mitigate any potential risks. Turcio addresses virtually all types of conflicts-related issues and assists with developing and updating conflicts policies and procedures. She earned her J.D. from Quinnipiac University School of Law in 2013 and her Bachelor of Legal Studies from Quinnipiac University in 2009.

Charlotte Underwood, of counsel in the New York office, focuses her practice on internal corporate investigations, civil and criminal government investigations, white collar criminal defense, corporate monitorships, and financial services litigation. Her practice also includes compliance and advisory matters in the area of political law. Underwood earned her J.D. from New York Law School in 2013 and her B.A. in government from Skidmore College in 2008.

With more than 700 attorneys and other legal professionals, Barnes & Thornburg is one of the largest law firms in the country. The firm serves clients worldwide from offices in Atlanta, Boston, California, Chicago, Delaware, Indiana, Michigan, Minneapolis, New York, Ohio, Raleigh, Salt Lake City, Texas and Washington, D.C. For more information, visit us online at www.btlaw.com or on Twitter @BTLawNews.



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