Meet Steve Humke

Chief Managing Partner
Indianapolis, Indiana


Steve Humke joined Ice Miller as a partner in 1993. He was one of the Firm's first lateral partners. He has served as the chief managing partner of Ice Miller since 2015.

Steve recalls, "Ice Miller gave me the freedom to build a practice that suited my interests and skillset. I had come from a large firm out east where I worked as a corporate lawyer, focusing on large financings and acquisition transactions. I loved the work, but I wanted more engagement with business owners and executives and more involvement in the decisions driving the transactions. At Ice Miller, I was able to build a practice focused on being the primary legal advisor to CEOs of privately-held growth companies. I was able to serve as the lead attorney on numerous acquisitions and financings, including private placements, venture capital transactions and public offerings. More importantly, I was able to become a member of the management team for many of my clients, which really allowed me to explore both my interest in law as well as business."

As his legal skills and reputation grew, Steve also took on leadership roles in the Firm that allowed him to understand the business structure of a law firm and provided him with a platform to significantly grow Ice Miller’s influence in the areas of private equity and venture capital.

"I joined Ice Miller as a lateral. I appreciate the challenges of the recruiting process from the candidate's perspective, and I understand what a lateral candidate needs to be successful at his or her new firm. I am fully committed to providing the support and structure necessary to grow your practice at Ice Miller. Our metrics on lateral hires reflect that commitment – 79% either retired from the Firm or are still working at Ice Miller. I have not seen another firm with that track record."

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