Gov. Daniels' Policy Director to Join Ice Miller Strategies

Gov. Daniels' Policy Director to Join Ice Miller Strategies

Indianapolis – Ice Miller Strategies LLC, a bi-partisan government affairs firm and an affiliate of Ice Miller LLP, is pleased to announce that Lawren Mills has joined the Firm as of counsel.

Mills previously served as the senior policy director and legislative director at the Office of Gov. Mitch Daniels. Mills also served as the policy director for human services under Gov. Daniels. Mills joins other recent additions, Andy Mueller (Comm. Navy Ret) and Nicole Elam in their DC office. Mills will lead Ice Miller Strategies practice in Indiana focusing on public affairs management, including legislative monitoring and representation, administrative law and government procurement, campaign finance and election law compliance. She will have a particular focus on policy issues affecting the health care and life science industries.

"Lawren brings a new level of capability to our firm. Her experience in public service, combined with her understanding of health care and other regulated industries, will be a great addition to our growing public affairs team," said firm Principal Graham Hill.

Mills previously served as the senior policy director and legislative director at the Office of Gov. Mitch Daniels. During her five years as aide to the governor, she advised on issues relating to Medicaid, public assistance, child welfare, public health, and insurance. Mills also helped lead a state team tasked with analyzing and implementing the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act. Further, Mills served as the governor's chief lobbyist, successfully coordinating a legislative agenda that included a balanced budget without a tax increase, transparencies in local government, historic education reforms, economic development legislation, and redistricting.

She earned her bachelor's degree from DePauw University and received her juris doctorate from the Indiana University Robert H. McKinney School of Law in 2004. She is a recipient of the DePauw University Alumni Community Leader Award and a member of the DePauw University Indianapolis Alumni Council Board. She is a past recipient of Gov. Daniels’ Public Service Award, a graduate of the Richard G. Lugar Excellence in Public Service Series and listed among Howey Politics Indiana 2011“Power 50” list.

Ice Miller Strategies’ diverse public affairs team has experience at the local, state and federal levels. For more information please visit www.icemillerstrategies.com. On Jan. 1, 2012, Ice Miller LLP combined with Schottenstein Zox and Dunn Co., LPA, the fourth largest Columbus, Ohio-based law firm. This combination created a regional firm of 314 lawyers with offices in Indianapolis, Columbus, Chicago, Cleveland, DuPage County, Ill., and Washington, D.C. The combined firm, will operate as Ice Miller LLP and rank among the top 150 largest law firms in the United States.

This press release is intended for general information purposes only and does not and is not intended to constitute legal advice.