Harold R. Bickham is retired of counsel in the Indianapolis office of Barnes & Thornburg. He concentrated his practice on litigation and labor and employment law matters and litigated a wide variety of cases in federal and state courts, including whistleblower and qui tam actions. Harold's litigation experience included alternative dispute resolution, discovery, investigations, trials and appeals.
Harold litigated cases in numerous county courts and the following federal jurisdictions: Northern District of Illinois; Northern and Southern Districts of Indiana; Western District of Kentucky; District of Maryland; District of Nebraska; Southern District of Ohio; Eastern District of Pennsylvania; District of Utah; and the District of Columbia Superior Court.
Harold served as an Assistant United States Attorney for the Southern District of Indiana, 1978-88; Senior Litigation Counsel, 1987-88; and Chief of the Civil Division,1988-2001. During his tenure at the United States Attorney's Office, he litigated a variety of matters under the Federal Tort Claims Act, False Claims Act, Controlled Substances Act, and environmental laws. He represented federal agencies in numerous employment discrimination claims filed in the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Indiana.
Professional and Community Involvement
Former member, American Bar Association
Former member, National Bar Association
Former member, Marion County Bar Association
Former chairman, National Tournament Committee of the American Bridge Association
Former charter member, American Bridge Association Foundation
Former member, Health Law Section of the American Bar Association