Robert T. Grand is firm managing partner of Barnes & Thornburg LLP and is resident in the firm’s Indianapolis office. Formerly managing partner of the Indianapolis office, he is a member of the Government Services and Finance Department.
His governmental regulations practice focused on representing public and private clients before state agencies. Mr. Grand also has represented public and private clients before federal agencies and the U.S. Congress.
A past member of the National Association of Bond Lawyers, he is also a former chairman of the Governmental Practice Section of the Indiana State Bar Association.
Mr. Grand graduated from Wabash College in 1978 and Indiana University Robert H. McKinney School of Law in 1982. He is admitted to practice in the state of Indiana.
Mr. Grand served as administrative assistant to Lt. Governor Bob Orr (1979-1981) and then Governor Bob Orr (1981-1982). He was former treasurer of Friends of Dick Lugar (1987-2007), served as the Bush-Cheney finance chairman for Indiana, and was a member of the 2000 Bush-Cheney recount team in Palm Beach County, Florida. Mr. Grand served as a senior member of the campaign finance group for the Trump/Pence campaign and as a finance vice chair of President Trump’s Presidential Inauguration Committee. He is currently on the Republican National Committee’s finance leadership team.
The Best Lawyers in America has recognized Mr. Grand every year since 2005. In the 2016 edition of Best Lawyers in America, he was listed as a "Lawyer of the Year" for his work in government relations practice and municipal law. Mr. Grand has also been recognized on the Indiana Super Lawyers list.
Mr. Grand currently serves on the William E. English Foundation, Wabash College board of trustees and the Robert H. McKinney School of Law Board of Visitors. He is also an elder at Second Presbyterian Church.
Mr. Grand is a former member of various boards of directors, including the National Association of Wabash Men, the Little Red Door/Marion County Cancer Society, the Indianapolis Urban League, the Federal Home Loan Bank of Indianapolis, Outreach, Inc. (Chairman, 2003-2004), the Indiana Dollars for Scholars, and the Indianapolis Foundation (Chairman, 2000). He is also a former vice president of Beta Theta Pi General Fraternity and past chairman of the Beta Theta Pi Foundation.
From 2008-2010, Mr. Grand served as president of the Capital Improvement Board of Marion County (CIB).