Deborah Daniels '73 Elected Managing Partner of Krieg DeVault

Deborah Daniels '73 Elected Managing Partner of Krieg DeVault

November 14, 2014

Deborah J. Daniels, a partner at Krieg DeVault LLP and 1973 graduate of DePauw University, has been elected the managing partner of the law firm, effective January 1, 2015.

"With an emphasis on strategic growth and client satisfaction, Daniels' focus will be to enhance the already-strong footprint of one of Indiana's largest locally-owned law firms," notes today's announcement.  "Her leadership skills have been honed in her past service, including at the U.S. Department of Justice, as United States Attorney for the Southern District of Indiana; as director of the National Office for Weed and Seed; and as Assistant Attorney General for the Office of Justice Programs, where she managed multiple research and grant-making agencies and oversaw a $4.2 billion budget."

Daniels has also served her community as executive director, and more recently board chair, of the Greater Indianapolis Progress Committee, and as president of the Sagamore Institute. She's also currently on the boards of  the United Way of Central Indiana, Health and Hospital Corporation of Marion County, and the Economic Club of Indiana (immediate past president). Nationally, she is a board member of the National Center for State Courts.  She also helped found Coburn Place, an organization prLaw Scale 2vsoviding transitional housing for victims of domestic abuse and their children.

"I welcome the challenge and privilege of leading our great law firm in the years ahead," says Daniels.  "Our firm has prided itself on staying true to its founding principles for more than 140 years.  Our full commitment to our clients, our colleagues, and the communities we serve has been the foundation of our success in the past; and these principles will continue to lay the ground work for our future growth."

Matt Gutwein, president and chief executive officer of the Health and Hospital Corporation of Marion County, states, "Deborah is an extraordinary lawyer, leader, manager, mentor and citizen.  She is a visionary thinker, who brings creativity, passion and focus to serving her clients, elevating her firm and advancing our state.  Deborah has long been one of the most talented and accomplished lawyers in our state.  She has used her talents broadly to make our community more just, safe, decent and compassionate.  Deborah's election as managing partner is wonderful news for the firm's clients, our legal community and our state."ectower dusk

Deborah Daniels, who earned her law degree from the McKinney School of Law, Indiana University, was recently inducted into The Indiana Academy in recognition of her achievements and contributions on behalf of the citizens of Indiana.

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