Roya Porter is an associate in Ice Miller’s Litigation Practice.

Roya served as a judicial clerk to the Honorable Tanya Walton Pratt, District Judge for the United States District Court for the Southern District of Indiana before joining Ice Miller. As a clerk, Roya conducted legal research and prepared entries on legal matters that included patent infringement, contracts, tax, antitrust, civil rights, personal injury, consumer credit, discovery matters, criminal and other regulatory areas at different stages of litigation. She also assisted with courtroom proceedings.

Roya also worked as a contract attorney for the Indiana Civil Rights Commission where she reviewed civil rights complaints and investigations and drafted findings on probable cause. Previously, she was a federal tax consultant for Deloitte Tax LLP. In this role, Roya provided federal and state tax compliance and consulting services to corporate, partnership and individual clients; researched and analyzed a wide-range of issues related to business transactions and tax implications; and prepared corporate, trust and individual tax returns as well as federal and state estimated payments.

She earned her juris doctor, cum laude, from Indiana University Robert H. McKinney School of Law in 2015. While in law school, Roya served as a judicial extern for the Honorable Tanya Walton Pratt at the United States District Court for the Southern District of Indiana.

Roya was a law clerk for Duke Energy Corporation, the National Collegiate Athletic Association and the Indiana Office of the Attorney General, Medicaid Fraud Control Unit. Her responsibilities in these positions helped her gain experience across a wide variety of legal matters. At Duke Energy, she conducted legal research regarding market reopeners for long-term coal contracts and other energy law issues and drafted interrogatories and requests for production of documents for pending cases. While with the NCAA, Roya investigated intellectual property infringements, prepared cease and desist letters and examined and analyzed infraction cases involving potential violations of NCAA legislation. With the Medicaid Fraud Control Unit at the Indiana Office of the Attorney General, she drafted complaints to be filed with the Indiana Nursing Board, investigated violations dealing with Medicaid fraud and nursing licenses and negotiated and prepared settlement arrangements between the State and excluded providers.

In addition, Roya was a research assistant for the Kelley School of Business MBA Program where she researched state tax incentives for film production companies and conducted a 50-state survey on state general obligation bonds for law review articles. Roya was an associate editor for the Indiana Law Review, participated in moot court and acted as treasurer, fundraising chair and academic affairs co-chair for the Black Law Students Association. She was a teaching assistant and fellow for the Indiana Conference for Legal Education Opportunity and a teaching assistant and mentor for Shortridge Public Policy Magnet Program.

In 2009, Roya graduated from Indiana University Kelley School of Business with a Bachelor of Science in finance. As an undergraduate, she served as financial secretary for Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc. and studied abroad in Ghana and Brazil.

Roya is licensed to practice law in the state of Indiana.
 
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