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Lawren Mills is a partner at Ice Miller and chair of the Firm's Public Affairs Group. A successful multi-client lobbyist for over a decade, Lawren concentrates her practice on state and federal public affairs management, including government procurement, legislative representation, public-private partnership coordination, and administrative law. She represents Fortune 500 companies, nonprofit corporations, associations and government entities throughout various industries. Lawren’s deep relationships and wide breadth of experience have allowed her to successfully advocate on behalf of her clients and become one of the most well-respected lobbyists in Indiana.
 

Prior to joining Ice Miller, Lawren served as then-Governor Mitch Daniels’ chief lobbyist, successfully coordinating a historic legislative agenda that included a balanced budget without a tax increase, local government transparency, charter school and education voucher reforms, economic development advancements and redistricting.
 
She also served in the Daniels Administration as the senior policy director, advising the governor on issues relating to Medicaid, public health matters, insurance regulation, and child welfare issues. She began her career in state government at the Indiana Family and Social Services Administration, where she served as the strategic initiatives program director and helped to develop and implement the Healthy Indiana Plan (HIP) – the nation’s first consumer-driven health plan in the history of Medicaid. HIP is now a national model and has been replicated in multiple states.
 
In her role as Practice Group Chair, Lawren oversees Ice Miller’s public affairs operations, leading a team of 25 professionals across multiple states and Washington, D.C.
 
Lawren earned her bachelor's degree, cum laude in communications, from DePauw University where she was also a Management Fellow. She received her juris doctor from the Indiana University Robert H. McKinney School of Law. Lawren joined Ice Miller in 2011. She is active in politics, the legal community, with her alma mater and the arts.
 
 
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