Jacob A. German is an associate in the Indianapolis office of Barnes & Thornburg and a member of the Government Services and Finance Department.
Municipal Law and Public Finance
Jacob focuses his legal practice on state government services and municipal funding matters for counties, cities and towns across Indiana. His duties for local government clients range from general counsel services for county government to economic development strategy for redevelopment commissions. Jacob also structures municipal bond deals for government entities.
He helps clients navigate Access to Public Records requests and the Open Door Law, community corrections and jail matters, Indiana Department of Transportation projects, grants with the Office of Community and Rural Affairs, and negotiations with the Indiana Economic Development Commission.
Procurement Law and Executive Branch Lobbying
Jacob represents technology, energy, corrections, education, gaming and healthcare companies in a variety of issues in front of the executive branch in Indiana.
Focusing on government contracts and executive branch procurement, Jacob represents companies in a wide-array of Indiana contract matters including those with the Department of Correction, Department of Child Services, the Department of Revenue, the Department of Natural Resources and the Department of Transportation.
He also serves as regulatory counsel for companies with issues before executive branch agencies. That work focuses primarily on alcohol and tobacco matters with the Indiana Alcohol and Tobacco Commission, casino operations and funding with the Indiana Gaming Commission, and transportation issues with the Indiana Department of Transportation; furthermore, Jacob continues to advise entities with regards to campaign finance and election law and government ethics matters before the Indiana Inspector General and State Ethics Commission.
Legislative Lobbying Services
Jacob represents a variety of public and private sector clients before the Indiana General Assembly. He works with clients to develop a legislative strategy encompassing policy development and implementation of laws that can improve business. His private sector client experience extends to highly regulated industries such as alcohol, tobacco, and gaming and small business issues. He represents public sector counties, cities and towns, as well as state government entities before the General Assembly.
With an active federal lobbying practice, Jacob also focuses on infrastructure funding, healthcare and federal grant opportunities. His lobbying efforts are primarily focused in the House of Representatives, the Senate, the Office of the Vice President, and the Department of Homeland Security.
Professional and Community Involvement
Legal counsel, Bill Cook Foundation
Board member, Indianapolis Association of Wabash Men
Indianapolis coordinator, Beta Theta Pi alumni luncheons
Member, Indiana Bar Association
Member, Indianapolis Bar Association