Lu Carole West Joins Ice Miller LLP  Lu Carole West Joins Ice Miller LLP

Lu Carole West Joins Ice Miller LLP

Strengthens the Firm's Government Enforcement, Investigations and Corporate Compliance practice
Indianapolis, Ind. – Lu Carole West, a former senior director and assistant general counsel of Eli Lilly and Company, has joined Ice Miller LLP as one of the leaders of the law firm's Government Enforcement, Investigations and Corporate Compliance practice. She will team with other attorneys at Ice Miller, including former assistant U. S. Attorneys, state level assistant attorneys general, prosecutors and a former director of enforcement for the Ohio Division of Securities, who provide a multi-disciplinary approach to addressing clients' needs in this burgeoning area of the law.
"We are excited that Lu Carole is bringing greater depth and experience to an already robust compliance and investigations team," said Phil Bayt, chief managing partner of the Firm. "Often without warning, companies must deal with serious allegations that require immediate action and effective and practical strategies around complicated and urgent inquiries. Ice Miller is well-positioned to help our clients address the myriad of concerns that are associated with compliance programs and investigations."
Matt Fornshell, who works in Ice Miller's Columbus, Ohio, office and is the head of Ice Miller's Government Enforcement, Investigations and Corporate Compliance practice, praised West's past accomplishments. "This practice requires a diverse set of skills and knowledge of a broad scope of industries and multiple state and federal agencies. Lu Carole's depth and experience will be an invaluable complement to an already superb team of lawyers serving the growing number of clients who need these services."
West, who retired from Eli Lilly and Company after a 25 year career, held many positions, including the head of Eli Lilly's litigation and legal compliance organization where she was responsible for global litigation, federal and state investigations, Congressional inquiries and privileged internal investigations. She also provided legal counsel to the Lilly Compliance and Enterprise Risk Management organization, including providing legal advice to the chief compliance officer on the company’s compliance and enterprise risk management program, a corporate integrity agreement and government consent decrees.
West graduated cum laude from the Indiana University Robert H. McKinney School of Law. Prior to joining Eli Lilly, West had been in private practice for several years, had served as a law clerk for the Indiana Court of Appeals and was on the staff of the U.S. House of Representatives Committee on Small Business. She is married with two children, is a member of the Board of Trustees for the Indiana Historical Society and volunteers with Zionsville Community High School, University High School of Carmel, Zionsville United Methodist Church and Indiana Breast Cancer Awareness Trust.
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