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Tom John is a Co-Chair of the P3/Public Infrastructure Group and partner in the Public Affairs Group of Ice Miller. He concentrates his government practice in public infrastructure, government procurement, and public private partnerships. Tom has also worked with private clients as outside general and business counsel. 

During his career, he has represented clients including large and small businesses, Fortune 500 corporations, various municipalities and the State of Indiana. Tom’s unique background provides valuable insights into the myriad project perspectives necessary to work through legal and regulatory issues at the local, state and federal levels. He is experienced in procurement consulting, legal advising, deal structuring and drafting. He has represented parties in the Indiana Toll Road Concession, City of Indianapolis Water Wastewater Transaction, Indianapolis Parking Meter Concession and Marion County Justice Center Procurement among others. These skills come together to ensure that he can help guide clients through the tricky minefield of issues in a P3 project to a successful conclusion.

 
Representative Clients
  • City of Indianapolis
Reported and Representative Cases
  • Represented parties in the Indiana Toll Road Concession, City of Indianapolis Water Wastewater Transaction, Indianapolis Parking Meter Concession, Marion County Justice Center Procurement and the Delaware County Justice Center, among others
Selected Experience
Active in politics for many years, Tom has advised many campaigns, officeholders and companies. He is the past chairman of the 7th District Committee of the Republican Party (Indianapolis), servedon the Indiana State Republican Committee and has been a delegate to the Indiana and National Republican Conventions numerous times. He was campaign manager in the successful 2002 campaign to elect former Congressman Todd Rokita as Indiana's Secretary of State and has served as ballot access coordinator for multiple presidential campaigns, including Indiana Chairman of Marco Rubio for President Campaign. Mr. John also has served as an advisor to many campaigns and convention races. In 2007, Tom was the Chairman of the Marion County Republican Party in Indianapolis when his organization won control of the city-county council and a victory for two-term Republican Mayor Greg Ballard. Some of the significant successful election matters Tom has undertaken include serving as the Election Day Operations counsel and coordinator for a variety of campaigns, including Governor Eric Holcomb, Senators Todd Young and Mike Braun, Rubio for President Indiana Ballot challenge. He was legal counsel in the 2012 challenge to former Governor Mike Pence’s primary opponent and Governor Eric Holcomb’s primary opponent in 2020. Tom is currently the chapter president of the Indiana Chapter of the Republican National Lawyers Association.
News
Blog Posts
Published In
Tom has been featured by numerous news outlets over the years, including:
 
TV (National)
  • NBC
  • MSNBC
  • CNN 
  • CNN’s Anderson Cooper Show 
  • Fox Business News
  • ABC World News Tonight 
  • NHK (Japanese TV)
Radio
  • ABC Radio
  • WIBC 
  • WFIU
Print
  • IndyStar
  • HeatStreet
  • Bloomberg
  • Associated Press
  • Politico 
  • Indianapolis Business Journal
TV (Local)
  • WRTV
  • WTHR
  • WXIN
  • WTTV
  • WISH
Speaking Engagements
  • Panelist, Indiana Municipal Continuing Legal Education, Using the Build-Operate-Transafer (BOT) Statute and Structuring Considerations for P3s, August 24, 2022
  • Panelist, 2022 Indiana Conference of Mayors, Build-Operate-Transfer (BOT) Statute, August 11, 2022
  • Panelist 2022 Indiana Municipal Lawyers Association, Opportunities Under the Build Transfer Statute and the Structures of Public Private Partnerships, June 23, 2022
  • Panelist, 2022 CSEF Conference, Why do a P3? Building the Business Case for a P3 and Selling it to Your Community on June 14, 2022
  • Panelist, 2022 P3C Conference, Why do a P3? Building the Business Case for a P3 and Sellig it to Your Community on March 14, 2022
  • Panelist, 2021 P3C Government Conference, Opening Conversation: Different Day, Same Great Conversation! on December 7, 2021
  • Moderator, 2021 P3 Conference, Utilization of a Public Charitable Trust to Ensure High-Quality Utility Service on September 14, 2021
  • Moderator, 2021 P3 Confernece, Trends in Sustainability for Infrastructure Projects on September 15, 2021
  • Guest on "All INdiana Politics" a WISH-TV Sunday show, May 23, 2021
  • Speaker at the 2020-21 Lugar Series Class regarding Election Integrity and Security on December 2, 2020.
  • Co-Presenter "Smart Cities in a COVID-19 World" at the Mayor's Institute Hosted by Ball State University and AIM (Accelerate Indiana Municipalities) on November 9, 2020
  • Co-Presenter on Litera TV regarding "P3s: Public-Private Partnerships" on October 15, 2020
  • “What is Your Flavor of Procurement?” during the Convention Sports and Entertainment Facilities Conference hosted by the Association for the Improvement of American Infrastructure’s (AIAI) on August 13, 2020
  • P3C Conference Panel 2020
  • Numerous Republican Party Events
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