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As chair of Ice Miller’s Commercial Litigation Group, Adam Arceneaux is dedicated to helping businesses achieve their goals through the strategic use of litigation, alternative dispute resolution and litigation avoidance planning. Early case assessment, meticulous preparation, regular status updates and proactively addressing client needs are at the core of Adam’s personal commitment to those he serves.

Adam has developed and implemented successful strategies for multi-million dollar claims. Adam has litigated cases in state and federal courts in 22 states across the country. Among his clients are businesses of all sizes, including both privately held and publicly traded companies. He has represented clients in health care, agriculture, manufacturing, distribution and technology, among other industries.

With a focus on complex commercial litigation and around the clock accessibility for emergency claims, Adam’s practice includes drafting, defending or defeating covenants not to compete, non-solicitation clauses, confidentiality agreements and trade secrets claims. He has obtained, and defended against, temporary restraining orders and preliminary injunctions, as well as other forms of emergency relief in state and federal courts. Adam has advised clients on more than 200 such matters and has litigated over 50 such matters, including three significant cases which resulted in published opinions by the appellate courts.

In addition, Adam has significant experience resolving business disputes involving termination of dealer/distributorship agreements, contract disputes, Uniform Commercial Code disputes and warranty disputes. He also represents municipalities and municipal utilities in a variety of litigated matters.

Adam serves as a trusted advisor who is frequently called upon as outside general counsel to emerging, fast growth and middle market companies. Persuasive and practical, Adam is valued by clients and colleagues alike for his civility and personal dedication to professionalism. Notably, Adam currently serves as chair of the Complex Commercial Litigation Institute of the Litigation Counsel of America honorary society.

Adam was born in Cambridge, Maryland and raised in Indianapolis. He and his wife, Margaret, have three adult children.
Reported and Representative Cases
  • Badger Daylighting Corp. v. Palmer, 2019 WL 4572798 (S.D. Ind. 2019)
  • Evan v. Diners Club Int'l Ltd., No. 2:16-CV-178-RL-PRC, 2017 WL 4784667 (N.D. Ind. Oct. 24, 2017)
  • Evan v. Diners Club International, Ltd., 2017 WL 1836906 (N.D.Ind. May 5, 2017)
  • Vickery v. Ardagh Glass, Inc., 2017 WL 6461127 (Ind.Ct.App. 2017)
  • In re hhgregg, Inc., 578 B.R. 814 (Bkrtcy. S.D. Ind. 2017)
  • Evan v. Diners Club International Ltd., 2017 WL 4784667 (N.D. Ind. 2017)
  • Vickery v. Ardagh Glass Inc., 85 N.E.3d 852 (Ind. Ct. App. 2017), transfer denied  (Ind. April 12, 2018)
  • Elder Care Providers of Indiana, inc. v. Home Instead, Inc., 2017 WL 1106093 (S.D. Ind. 2017)
  • PRN Pharmaceuticals, LP v. Kentuckiana Healthcare, LLC, 2016 WL 149769 (S.D. Ind. 2016)
  • CMW International LLC v. Amerisure Insurance Co., 2016 WL 7438846 (S.D. Ind. 2016)
  • Maschio-Gaspardo North America, Inc. v. High Plains Apache Sales and Service, LLC, 2016 WL 7487915 (S.D. Iowa 2016)
  • Sasso v. Warsaw Orthopedic, Inc., 45 N.E.3d 835, (Ind. Ct. App. 2015)
  • Elder Care Providers of Indiana, Inc. v. Home Instead, Inc., 2015 WL 4425679 (S.D. Ind. 2015)
  • In re Kentuckiana Healthcare, LLC, 2014 WL 906121 (W.D. Ky. 2014)
  • Sasso v. Warsaw Orthopedic, Inc., 2014 WL 524639 (N.D. Ind. 2014)
  • R&M Fleet Services, Inc. v. Caribbean Truck & Equipment Co., Inc., 2013 WL 5754923 (N.D. Ind. 2013)
  • Shawn Massey Farm Equipment, Inc. v. CLAAS of America, Inc., 2012 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 185594 (E.D. Tex. 2012)
  • TDM Farms, Inc. of North Carolina v. Wilhoite Family Farm, LLC, 969 N.E.2d 97 (Ind. App. 2012)
  • 1100 West, LLC v. Red Spot Paint and Varnish Co., 2009 WL 6969461 (S.D.Ind. 2009)
  • In re Manchester, Inc., 2009 WL 2243592 (Bkrtcy. N.D.Tex. 2009)
  • LoTurco v. Terminix, 2009 WL 2044343 (S.D.Ind. 2009)
  • 1100 West, LLC v. Red Spot Paint & Varnish Co., Inc., 2009 WL 1605118 (S.D.Ind. 2009)
  • DryAir 2000, Inc. v. Blue Winged Olive, LLC, 2009 WL 311132 (E.D.Tenn. 2009)
  • Air Liquide America L.P. v. Independent Welding Distributor Co-op, Inc., 2008 WL 2498138 (S.D. Ind. 2008)
  • Dunnivan v. ETS, Inc., 887 N.E.2d 1028, 2008 WL 2191048, (Ind. App. 2008)
  • Selective Ins. Co. of the Southeast v. Cagnoni Development, LLC, 2008 WL 126950 (S.D. Ind. 2008)
  • Morabito v. Swager, 2007 WL 1892078 (S.D. Ind. 2007)
  • Lehman Bros. Holdings, Inc. v. Laureate Realty Services, Inc., 2007 WL 2904591 (S.D. Ind. 2007)
  • Utility Center, Inc. v. City of Fort Wayne, 868 N.E.2d 453 (Ind. 2007)
  • Hoffa Engineering, LLC v. Craney, 2007 WL 831820 (S.D. Ind. 2007)
  • Glenn v. Dow AgroSciences, LLC, 861 N.E.2d 1 (Ind.App. 2007)
  • Gupta v. Sprint Spectrum, L.P., 2007 WL 188986 (S.D. Ill. 2007)
  • Mail Boxes, Etc., Inc. v. McDougal, 2006 WL 770132 (S.D. Ind. 2006)
  • Utility Center, Inc. v. City of Fort Wayne, 834 N.E.2d 686 (Ind.App. 2005)
  • Conde v. SLS West, LLC, 2005 WL 1661747 (S.D. Ind. 2005)
  • City of North Vernon v. Jennings Northwest Regional Utilities, 829 N.E.2d 1 (Ind. 2005)
  • Bloomington Country Club, Inc. v. City of Bloomington, 827 N.E.2d 1213 (Ind.App. 2005)
  • U.S. Land Services v. U.S. Surveyor, 826 N.E.2d 49 (Ind. App. 2005)
  • Marwil v. Farah, 2003 WL 23095657 (S.D. Ind. 2003)
  • E & S Mems, LLC v. Eagen, 795 N.E.2d 508 (Ind. App. 2003)
  • CSL Community Ass'n, Inc. v. Jennings Northwest Regional Utilities, 794 N.E.2d 567 (Ind. App. 2003)
  • Made2Manage Systems, Inc. v. ADS Information Systems, Inc., 2003 WL 21508235 (S.D. Ind. 2003)
  • Quality Carriers, Inc. v. MJK Distribution, Inc., 2002 WL 506997 (S.D. Ill. 2002)
  • Schwentker v. A.G. Edwards & Sons, Inc., 2000 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 10133 (S.D. Ind. 2000)
  • Kenro, Inc. v. Fax Daily, Inc., 962 F.Supp. 1162 (S.D. Ind. 1997)
  • Kenro, Inc. v. Fax Daily, Inc., 904 F.Supp. 912 (S.D. Ind. 1995)
Speaking Engagements
  • "Trade Secrets and Covenants Not to Compete: Prevention and Cure," Ice Miller CLE Forum, Indianapolis, Indiana, December 5, 2019
  • "Maintaining Civility in Civil Litigation," Complex Commercial Litigation Institute, Santa Barbara, California, May 2, 2019
  • The Indiana Commercial Courts," ICLEF Masters Series, Advanced Corporate Counsel 2018, French Lick, Indiana, October 4, 2018
  • "Unintended Consequences in Business Litigation," Complex Commercial Litigation Institute, Las Vegas, Nevada, February 10, 2018
  • "Protecting Your Business: Covenants Not to Compete, Restrictive Covenants, and Trade Secrets," Ice Miller CLE Forum, Columbus, Ohio, November 29, 2017, and Indianapolis, Indiana, December 5, 2017
  • "The Emergence of State Business and Commercial Courts," Complex Commercial Litigation Institute, Santa Fe, New Mexico, May 4, 2017
  • "Anti-Kickback Statute and The Stark Law/Litigation Avoidance and Preparedness," Client Presentation, Company-wide Meeting, Albuquerque, New Mexico, June 29, 2016
  • "Moonlighting? Protecting Your Start-up from Your 8-5 Employer," TechPoint Entrepreneur Boot Camp Series, Indianapolis, Indiana, November 12, 2015
  • "Trial Techniques: How to Bring a Boring Breach of Contract Case to Life," Litigation Counsel of America, Spring Conference, Newport Beach, California, April 16, 2015
  • "Crisis Management," Young Presidents' Organization, Indianapolis, Indiana, March 14, 2011
  • "Injunctive Relief in Business Litigation: Procedure and Strategy," Litigation Counsel of America, Spring Conference, Miami Beach, Florida, May 1, 2008
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