Ice Miller Strategies LLC Attorney, Registered Lobbyist Named to Forty Under 40
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, attorney and registered lobbyist, has been named to the 2013 Indianapolis Business Journal's Forty Under 40 list. The list recognizes local business and professional leaders who have achieved success and excelled in their field before the age of 40. Those honored have demonstrated leadership, initiative and dedication in pursuing their careers, and are likely to continue to achieve in the future.
Mills leads 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.
"Lawren has played a critical role in the expansion of Ice Miller Strategies' practice in Indiana," stated John Hammond, Ice Miller partner and co-chair of the Firm's Public Affairs Group.
"We quickly recognized her past experience in state-level government would be a huge benefit to the expansion of our practice," added Lacy Johnson, Ice Miller partner and the Firm's other co-chair of the Public Affairs Group.
Prior to joining Ice Miller Strategies, Mills 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 (PPACA). 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.
Mills also has experience serving as the strategic initiatives program director at the Indiana Family and Social Services Administration where she researched policy issues affecting the health care and social service funding agency, and spent two years in private practice in the areas of health law and labor and employment law.
"Lawren provides a very good perspective on key issues in public policy, especially those in the health care and life sciences industries," stated Phil Bayt, chief managing partner at Ice Miller. "She added a whole new level of capability to the Strategies practice."
Mills earned her bachelor's degree cum laude in communications from DePauw University, where she was also a Management Fellow. She received her juris doctorate from the Indiana University Robert H. McKinney School of Law.
To learn more about Mills' selection to the Forty Under 40 list, read the IBJ
Ice Miller Strategies’ diverse public affairs team has experience at the local, state and federal levels. For more information please visit www.icemillerstrategies.com
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