Growth Inclusion Teamwork
Our Firm is committed to recruiting, developing and retaining talented attorneys and professional staff from all backgrounds. In order to succeed, we take great pride in a culture of inclusion where everyone at Ice Miller feels respected, is treated fairly and has the opportunity to perform at the highest potential.  
 
We are steadfast in our efforts to build a workplace that embraces difference, is collaborative, welcoming and focused on growth—positioning Ice Miller to thrive today and tomorrow. 
 
To learn more about the Firm’s current diversity & inclusion initiatives, please contact Kristen Matha, Director of Diversity & Inclusion. 
 
Our Mission
As a Firm dedicated to helping our clients stay ahead of a changing world, we know creativity and innovation are essential. A diverse team that sees challenges from different perspectives and cultural references drives creativity, fuels innovation and strengthens relationships. We are focused on building a diverse and inclusive workforce, which leverages our differences to provide the best possible legal services to our clients.  
 
Building a Better Ice Miller

Partner-in-Charge

Diversity & Inclusion Committee

Women’s Initiative

Supporting Diverse Attorneys

Partner-in-Charge
Myra Selby serves as Partner-in-Charge of Diversity and Inclusion. Myra is focused on ensuring the Firm is positioned to meet our clients’ diversity and inclusion expectations. In this role, she works closely with the Chief Managing Partner, the Diversity and Inclusion Committee and the Director of Diversity and Inclusion to promote strategic alignment.

Myra has the distinction of being both the first woman and the first African American to serve as an associate justice on the Indiana Supreme Court. She currently serves as chair of the Indiana Supreme Court’s Commission on Race and Gender Fairness.  
 

Diversity & Inclusion Committee 
Strategy & Engagement 
Our Diversity and Inclusion Committee is led by Rob Gauss, partner and chair, and Christl Glier, partner and vice-chair. We know diverse perspectives and life experiences combine for powerful results, and we are committed to maintaining an inclusive work environment where our attorneys and professional staff can bring their whole selves to work each day. Our Committee collaborates with Firm leadership to achieve our strategy for recruiting, developing, retaining and advancing diverse talent. The Committee also partners with external organizations to promote greater equality in our communities and legal profession.   
 
Education & Cultural Awareness
The Committee is focused on growing the Firm’s cultural awareness by providing firm-wide educational opportunities for attorneys and professional staff. Most recently, the Committee hosted a presentation on “Refugees in America” where local advocates discussed the history and current status of the U.S. refugee program and the refugee population in our local communities. 
 
Inclusive Leadership & Firm Processes 
The Firm is currently investing in unconscious bias workshops to increase our workforce’s inclusive leadership skills. These workshops further leverage the Firm-wide diversity and inclusion trainings conducted over the past ten years. The Firm is also embedding inclusion nudges into our talent acquisition and professional development programs to ensure fair and equal access to internal and external opportunities. 
 
Firm Contacts
Name Position Phone Email
Robert L. Gauss (Co-Chair) Partner 317-236-2133 gauss@icemiller.com
Christl Glier (Co-Chair) Partner 317-236-2314 christl.glier@icemiller.com
Adam Arceneaux Partner 317-236-2137 adam.arceneaux@icemiller.com
Randall S. Arndt Partner 614-462-2235 randall.arndt@icemiller.com
Michael Blickman Partner 317-236-2298 michael.blickman@icemiller.com
Michael Coleman Partner and Director of Business and Government Strategies 614-462-1094 michael.coleman@icemiller.com
Isaac J. Colunga Partner 312-726-7157 isaac.colunga@icemiller.com
Gregory Gorospe Partner 614-462-1042 greg.gorospe@icemiller.com
John R. Hammond Partner 317-236-5807 john.hammond@icemiller.com
Clayton Heil Partner 202-824-8669 clayton.heil@icemiller.com
Lacy M. Johnson Partner 317-236-2209 lacy.johnson@icemiller.com
Michael Millikan Partner 317-236-5965 michael.millikan@icemiller.com
Myra C. Selby Partner 317-236-5903 myra.selby@icemiller.com
Freedom Smith Partner 317-236-5893 freedom.smith@icemiller.com
Kristen Matha (ex-officio) Director of Diversity and Inclusion 317-236-2475 kristen.matha@icemiller.com
Judy Okenfuss (ex-officio) Managing Partner 317-236-2115 judy.okenfuss@icemiller.com


Women’s Initiative
Our Women’s Initiative is chaired by partner Kristine Bouaichi. The Committee builds upon the Firm’s long history of investing in our women leaders. The initiative is focused on creating professional development, career building and networking opportunities for women partners and associates.
 
In 2017, the Women’s Initiative hosted multiple receptions across several offices to strengthen internal networks and broaden client relationships. Additionally, the Women’s Initiative sponsors a Business Development Mentoring Program, which pairs women associates and counsel with women partners. This program provides mentees with the opportunity to learn about cultivating a professional profile, networking effectively and developing strategies for attracting new clients.         
 
Additionally, the Firm was recognized for its support of women attorneys: 
  • Working Mother’s “50 Best Law Firms for Women” 
  • Law360’s Glass Ceiling Report Best Law Firms for Women
  • 11th Highest Percentage of Women Equity Partners of All Am Law 200 Firms According to The American Lawyer
  • Women In Law Empowerment Forum (WILEF) 2018 Gold Standard Firm
Firm Contacts

Supporting Diverse Attorneys
The Firm encourages attorney and staff engagement in leadership development opportunities, which advance our diversity and inclusion mission.  In 2017, Ice Miller attorneys attended the Defense Research Institute’s Diversity for Success Seminar and Corporate Expo and the LGBT Bar Association’s Lavender Law Conference & Career Fair. 
     
Additionally, Ice Miller’s partnership with the Leadership Council on Legal Diversity (LCLD) provides tremendous development opportunity for our attorney’s. In 2017, the Firm selected Stephen Reynolds, a partner in our Indianapolis office, to be a member of the LCLD Fellows Class. 
 
The Firm also provides summer internships through the LCLD 1L Scholarship Program, which is designed to strengthen the legal pipeline by expanding the number of opportunities for diverse first-year law students. 
 
Our attorneys also are engaged in mentoring first-year law students from diverse backgrounds through the LCLD Individual Mentoring Program. The goal of the program is to ensure law students receive the mentoring they need to maximize their potential, both during law school and afterwards as they prepare for the bar exam and launch their careers.   
 
We believe it takes a multi-faceted approach to train and develop new attorneys to reach their full potential and become successful practitioners.  Our Career Coaching Model provides broad-based development for all new attorneys in such areas as business development, strategic networking, leadership, credentialing, public speaking, community involvement and work-life integration. All new attorneys are matched with a career coach who will expand their networks, assist them with navigating the profession and support their continued growth. 

Partner-in-Charge

Partner-in-Charge

Partner-in-Charge
Myra Selby serves as Partner-in-Charge of Diversity and Inclusion. Myra is focused on ensuring the Firm is positioned to meet our clients’ diversity and inclusion expectations. In this role, she works closely with the Chief Managing Partner, the Diversity and Inclusion Committee and the Director of Diversity and Inclusion to promote strategic alignment.

Myra has the distinction of being both the first woman and the first African American to serve as an associate justice on the Indiana Supreme Court. She currently serves as chair of the Indiana Supreme Court’s Commission on Race and Gender Fairness.  
 


Diversity & Inclusion Committee

Diversity & Inclusion Committee

Diversity & Inclusion Committee 
Strategy & Engagement 
Our Diversity and Inclusion Committee is led by Rob Gauss, partner and chair, and Christl Glier, partner and vice-chair. We know diverse perspectives and life experiences combine for powerful results, and we are committed to maintaining an inclusive work environment where our attorneys and professional staff can bring their whole selves to work each day. Our Committee collaborates with Firm leadership to achieve our strategy for recruiting, developing, retaining and advancing diverse talent. The Committee also partners with external organizations to promote greater equality in our communities and legal profession.   
 
Education & Cultural Awareness
The Committee is focused on growing the Firm’s cultural awareness by providing firm-wide educational opportunities for attorneys and professional staff. Most recently, the Committee hosted a presentation on “Refugees in America” where local advocates discussed the history and current status of the U.S. refugee program and the refugee population in our local communities. 
 
Inclusive Leadership & Firm Processes 
The Firm is currently investing in unconscious bias workshops to increase our workforce’s inclusive leadership skills. These workshops further leverage the Firm-wide diversity and inclusion trainings conducted over the past ten years. The Firm is also embedding inclusion nudges into our talent acquisition and professional development programs to ensure fair and equal access to internal and external opportunities. 
 
Firm Contacts
Name Position Phone Email
Robert L. Gauss (Co-Chair) Partner 317-236-2133 gauss@icemiller.com
Christl Glier (Co-Chair) Partner 317-236-2314 christl.glier@icemiller.com
Adam Arceneaux Partner 317-236-2137 adam.arceneaux@icemiller.com
Randall S. Arndt Partner 614-462-2235 randall.arndt@icemiller.com
Michael Blickman Partner 317-236-2298 michael.blickman@icemiller.com
Michael Coleman Partner and Director of Business and Government Strategies 614-462-1094 michael.coleman@icemiller.com
Isaac J. Colunga Partner 312-726-7157 isaac.colunga@icemiller.com
Gregory Gorospe Partner 614-462-1042 greg.gorospe@icemiller.com
John R. Hammond Partner 317-236-5807 john.hammond@icemiller.com
Clayton Heil Partner 202-824-8669 clayton.heil@icemiller.com
Lacy M. Johnson Partner 317-236-2209 lacy.johnson@icemiller.com
Michael Millikan Partner 317-236-5965 michael.millikan@icemiller.com
Myra C. Selby Partner 317-236-5903 myra.selby@icemiller.com
Freedom Smith Partner 317-236-5893 freedom.smith@icemiller.com
Kristen Matha (ex-officio) Director of Diversity and Inclusion 317-236-2475 kristen.matha@icemiller.com
Judy Okenfuss (ex-officio) Managing Partner 317-236-2115 judy.okenfuss@icemiller.com



Women’s Initiative

Women’s Initiative

Women’s Initiative
Our Women’s Initiative is chaired by partner Kristine Bouaichi. The Committee builds upon the Firm’s long history of investing in our women leaders. The initiative is focused on creating professional development, career building and networking opportunities for women partners and associates.
 
In 2017, the Women’s Initiative hosted multiple receptions across several offices to strengthen internal networks and broaden client relationships. Additionally, the Women’s Initiative sponsors a Business Development Mentoring Program, which pairs women associates and counsel with women partners. This program provides mentees with the opportunity to learn about cultivating a professional profile, networking effectively and developing strategies for attracting new clients.         
 
Additionally, the Firm was recognized for its support of women attorneys: 
  • Working Mother’s “50 Best Law Firms for Women” 
  • Law360’s Glass Ceiling Report Best Law Firms for Women
  • 11th Highest Percentage of Women Equity Partners of All Am Law 200 Firms According to The American Lawyer
  • Women In Law Empowerment Forum (WILEF) 2018 Gold Standard Firm
Firm Contacts


Supporting Diverse Attorneys

Supporting Diverse Attorneys

Supporting Diverse Attorneys
The Firm encourages attorney and staff engagement in leadership development opportunities, which advance our diversity and inclusion mission.  In 2017, Ice Miller attorneys attended the Defense Research Institute’s Diversity for Success Seminar and Corporate Expo and the LGBT Bar Association’s Lavender Law Conference & Career Fair. 
     
Additionally, Ice Miller’s partnership with the Leadership Council on Legal Diversity (LCLD) provides tremendous development opportunity for our attorney’s. In 2017, the Firm selected Stephen Reynolds, a partner in our Indianapolis office, to be a member of the LCLD Fellows Class. 
 
The Firm also provides summer internships through the LCLD 1L Scholarship Program, which is designed to strengthen the legal pipeline by expanding the number of opportunities for diverse first-year law students. 
 
Our attorneys also are engaged in mentoring first-year law students from diverse backgrounds through the LCLD Individual Mentoring Program. The goal of the program is to ensure law students receive the mentoring they need to maximize their potential, both during law school and afterwards as they prepare for the bar exam and launch their careers.   
 
We believe it takes a multi-faceted approach to train and develop new attorneys to reach their full potential and become successful practitioners.  Our Career Coaching Model provides broad-based development for all new attorneys in such areas as business development, strategic networking, leadership, credentialing, public speaking, community involvement and work-life integration. All new attorneys are matched with a career coach who will expand their networks, assist them with navigating the profession and support their continued growth. 



By the Numbers

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Of our 2018 practice group leadership are members of underrepresented groups

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Of our equity partners are women


Contributing to a Diverse & Inclusive Legal Community
Ice Miller invests in organizations and participates in programs that expand the legal diversity pipeline.  
 


Belief in Action

Lacy Johnson Quoted in Indianapolis Recorder: "Mays Family Institute Launches New Initiatives"
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Myra Selby Quoted in Law 360: "Taking on the 'Petri Dish' of BigLaw Bias"
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Q&A with Elizabeth Timme - Division Chair for the Women and the Law Division of the Indianapolis Bar Association
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Catherine Strauss Joins Implicit Bias Panel Discussion at Ohio Women’s Bar Association Annual Meeting
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Heather James to Represent Ice Miller at Fall 2018 Diversity in Law Hackathon Series
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