Lawren Mills is an Ice Miller partner concentrating on public affairs management, including legislative monitoring and representation, administrative law and government procurement, campaign finance and election law compliance. She has a particular focus on policy issues affecting the health care and life science industries.
Lawren 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. Lawren also helped lead a state team tasked with analyzing and implementing the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act. Further, Lawren 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.
Lawren's prior experience also includes 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. She also spent two years in private practice in the areas of health law and labor and employment law.
Lawren 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.
Lawren joined Ice Miller in 2011. She is active in politics, the legal community, DePauw University, and the arts.