Having served as in-house counsel to a variety of government agencies, Ronnie Miller brings the requisite experience and know-how needed to guide clients through their federal compliance initiatives and the legal issues associated with ethics, lobbying and the political realm.
Ron serves as federal compliance counsel as part of the firms government services team. He helps clients with issues related to election law, campaign finance, political action committees (PAC), the Lobbying Disclosure Act and the Foreign Agents Registration Act. He is also involved with professional responsibility and ethics matters.
Ron initially directed his practice to corporate matters that included mergers and acquisitions, real estate transactions, employment law and contractual relationships. He also was professional responsibility counsel to the firm. Notably, Ron received his Certified Compliance and Ethics Professional (CCEP) credential in 2018.
Prior to joining Barnes & Thornburg, Ron served as a deputy commissioner and general counsel at the Indiana Department of Workforce Development, where he was the agency's chief legal counsel, overseeing all aspects of agency legal affairs, program integrity, quality, compliance and ethics. In this role, Ron briefed the department's case and assisted the Indiana Attorney General's Office with arguments before the Indiana Supreme Court in Franklin Electric Company, Inc. v. Unemployment Insurance Appeals of the Indiana Department of Workforce Development, 953 N.E. 2d 1066.
Before being named to the position of Deputy Commissioner and General Counsel, Ron served as the department's director of appeals and chief administrative law judge, where he presided over more than 3,000 administrative cases involving claims for unemployment insurance compensation and directed the activities of more than 20 Administrative Law Judges.
Ron has also served as the director of trial court management for the Indiana Supreme Court and also worked as the court administrator for the Marion Superior Court system, where he oversaw the administration responsible for 35 courts and nearly 700 employees.
Ron worked in various IT positions as well as operations and systems management in the years prior to attending law school. He received training in Six Sigma and Total Quality Management, and has frequently participated in quality and process improvement initiatives.
Professional and Community Involvement
Volunteer, Indianapolis Bar Association Modest Means program
Volunteer, Indiana Legal Services' LGBTQ Project
Former adjunct faculty, Indiana Wesleyan University, business law, ethics, negotiation and conflict resolution.
Governor's Public Service Achievement Award from former Gov. Mitch Daniels, 2010