Jason Barclay is a partner in the firm’s Litigation Department where he specializes in complex, high stakes, and often high profile matters. He was named one of the top five rising stars in the country to watch by Law360. Benchmark Litigation added him to their list of the best young litigators, and at the age of 35, the Indianapolis Business Journal called Barclay “one of the state’s top trial lawyers.”
Barclay tried his first federal jury trial at the age of 26, and served as legal counsel to former Indiana Governor Mitch Daniels at the age of 28. Since then, his experience as a trial lawyer includes assisting one of the nation's leading pharmaceutical suppliers in obtaining a seven-figure judgment against the United States government, helping clients obtain jury acquittals in federal court on charges ranging from public corruption to obstruction of justice to mail and wire fraud, helping a Fortune 100 steel manufacturer secure the dismissal of a $100 million lawsuit, and recently he assisted in overturning the racketeering and money laundering convictions of eight defendants before the Sixth Circuit Court of Appeals.
His practice and client-base are diverse. He investigates and prosecutes the commercial misappropriation of trade secrets, proprietary information, and company assets for Fortune 500 companies. He advises technology companies about data security efforts and causes of action under the Computer Fraud and Abuse Act. He has defended criminal and civil antitrust, tax, and false claims matters in the United States and abroad. He regularly drafts contracts and advises clients about how to comply with federal securities, money laundering, and anti-corruption laws, including Sarbanes-Oxley, Dodd-Frank, and the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act among others.
While serving as counsel to the Governor, Barclay implemented one of the nation’s most robust public compliance programs. It included legislation that overhauled the state’s ethics code and public integrity laws, created an Office of Inspector General, which was the nation’s first chief compliance officer with criminal jurisdiction, and enacted statewide training for all public employees. Barclay now helps private sector clients write, implement, and enforce similar compliance and ethics training programs.
Barclay is also active in the community. He formerly served as the first chairperson of the State Athletic Commission, which built the first framework to regulate mixed martial arts, boxing, and ultimate fighting. He serves on the Executive Committee of the Indiana Sports Corporation, the local nonprofit responsible for attracting and hosting national and international athletic competitions and championships. He is a member of the Horse Racing Commission, and chairs the Board of Directors of DARE Indiana to fight drug abuse and violence in Indiana schools. He is also a founding member of the Nexus Academy of Indianapolis, a public charter school, dedicated to preparing inner city students for four-year colleges.
Barclay, a graduate of Duke University and the University of Virginia School of Law, lives in Indianapolis with his wife, Sarah, and their two children, Annie and Will.