Harry L. Gonso's primary areas of practice concentration are in general corporate and transaction law. He leads the Firm's life sciences practice.
Harry served as Indiana Gov. Mitch Daniels' senior counsel and chief of staff during 2005 and 2006.
He has served as chairman of the Indiana State Bar Association Section on Corporation, Banking and Securities Law, as well as a number of panels and commissions. He served 18 years on the board of trustees of Indiana University. He has also been active in numerous civic, cultural and educational organizations including service on the boards of directors of: Community Hospital Foundation, Community Hospitals, Methodist Sports Medicine Foundation, American College of Sports Medicine Foundation, Skyline Club, Indianapolis Tennis Championships, Municipal Recreation Inc. and as a member of the Penrod Society.
Harry has been actively involved in life sciences and currently serves on the advisory board for Regenerative Biology and Medicine at the Indiana University School of Medicine, as well as the Indiana University Foundation board of directors and as its vice chair. Harry is also a founding member of Twilight Venture Partners, an Indianapolis-based life science venture capital firm. He is on the Indiana Clinical and Translational Sciences Institute External Advisory Committee, Indiana University Kelley School of Business Life Sciences Industry Advisory Board, the IUPUI School of Science Leadership Council and serves on the board and as president of the Mitch Daniels Leadership Foundation.
The Sagamore of the Wabash has been bestowed on Gonso by Indiana Governors Bowen, Orr and Daniels.
Originally from Findlay, Ohio, he received his Bachelor of Science from Indiana University, Bloomington, in 1970. He earned his juris doctorate from the Indiana University Maurer School of Law, where he graduated with honors in 1973.
As an undergraduate, Harry was voted Most Valued Player of Indiana University's 1967 Rose Bowl Team and was an Academic All-American and All-Big 10 selection.
Harry joined Ice Miller in 1980, retired on Jan. 10, 2005, to serve Gov. Daniels and rejoined the Firm on Dec. 15, 2006. He is admitted to practice law in the state of Indiana.