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Alan Mills and Reginald Cloyd III Named to Inaugural Indiana Lawyer Diversity in Law Class

The Indiana Lawyer has named Barnes & Thornburg partner Alan K. Mills and associate Reginald Cloyd III to its inaugural class of Diversity in Law honorees.

Indiana Lawyer selected honorees from a list of attorneys and judges from across the state and across practice types “who have contributed to efforts to diversify the Hoosier legal profession through mentorship, law firm committees, bar association initiatives, educational programs, and more. Diversity was defined broadly to include racial/ethnic, gender, socioeconomic, geographic, and other types of diversity.”

Mills has worked through the ranks of the firm over four decades after being hired as Barnes & Thornburg’s first Black lawyer in 1982. He has an extensive business law practice, including selling and acquiring commercial real estate and other critical assets. He also represents clients in complex commercial litigation and bankruptcy matters, including financial institutions, special servicers, equity and hedge funds and secured creditors.

Mills has been a key figure in the firm’s development of a robust diversity, equity and inclusion (DEI) program that has grown significantly in the past several years. He also is deeply involved in the community, serving on the board of the Indianapolis Museum of Art, Indiana University Robert H. McKinney School of Law Board of Visitors and as a member of the American Law Institute.

Cloyd represents corporate clients in complex contract actions, product liability matters, business torts, bankruptcy adversary proceedings, real estate litigation and data breach litigation. He also has deep experience defending employers in actions relating to the Illinois Biometric Privacy Act.

Cloyd is deeply involved in public service and volunteering, including being active in the Indianapolis and Chicago legal communities. He serves as a mentor to middle school and high school students through the Youth Mentoring Initiative in a suburban Indianapolis school system. He is also on the Just the Beginning Foundation’s Indianapolis Steering Committee and the IndyBar The Seat is Yours Committee.

Mills and Cloyd will be honored at a recognition breakfast on Oct. 5 and with profiles in a featured supplement in the Indiana Lawyer and Indianapolis Business Journal.

With more than 800 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, Nashville, New Jersey, New York, Ohio, Philadelphia, Raleigh, Salt Lake City, South Florida, Texas, and Washington, D.C. For more information, visit us online at www.btlaw.com or on Twitter @BTLawNews.



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