As the former managing partner of Barnes & Thornburg from 2014-2022, Bob Grand led the firm’s strategic development and execution of firmwide internal and external goals. He now focuses his practice on government relations.
Bob has four continuous decades of government relations practice, where he represents public and private clients before state and federal agencies and Congress. Bob is a leader of character who cares deeply about what is important to his colleagues at all levels and the clients they represent.
An active listener and conscientious problem-solver, Bob leads by example and is appreciated for his ability to identify bigger picture opportunities that maximize individual and firmwide potential.
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.
Professional and Community Involvement
Former member, National Association of Bond Lawyers
Former chairman, Indiana State Bar Association Governmental Practice Section
Former board member, William E. English Foundation
Board of Trustees, Wabash College
Former member, Robert H. McKinney School of Law Board of Visitors
Elder, Second Presbyterian Church
Former board member, National Association of Wabash Men
Former board member, Little Red Door/Marion County Cancer Society
Former board member, Indianapolis Urban League
Former board member, Federal Home Loan Bank of Indianapolis
Former board member and chair, Outreach, Inc.
Former board member, Indiana Dollars for Scholars
Former board member and chair, Indianapolis Foundation
Former president, Capital Improvement Board of Marion County
Past chairman, Beta Theta Pi Foundation
Former vice president, Beta Theta Pi
The Best Lawyers in America, 2005-2024
Indianapolis Business Journal Indiana 250, 2022, 2023
IU Robert McKinney School Alumni Association, Distinguished Alumni Award
Beta Theta Pi, Frances W. Shepardson Award
Sagamore of Wabash from Governor Robert D. Orr, 1981
Sagamore of Wabash from Governor Michael R. Pence, 2015
Wabash College, The Clarence A. Jackson Distinguish Career Achievement Award
Indiana University Robert H. McKinney School of Law Spirit of Philanthropy Award, 2021