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OVERVIEW

George E. Horn, Jr.
Partner

South Bend

700 1st Source Bank Center
100 North Michigan
South Bend, IN 46601-1632

P 574-237-1189

F 574-237-1125

OVERVIEW

George E. Horn, Jr.
Partner

South Bend

700 1st Source Bank Center
100 North Michigan
South Bend, IN 46601-1632

P 574-237-1189

F 574-237-1125

George E. Horn, Jr., is a partner in the South Bend, Indiana office of Barnes & Thornburg. He practices primarily in the area of litigation with an emphasis on white collar crime matters, products liability and personal injury litigation.

OVERVIEW

George E. Horn, Jr. Partner

South Bend

700 1st Source Bank Center
100 North Michigan
South Bend, IN 46601-1632

P : 574-237-1189

George E. Horn, Jr., is a partner in the South Bend, Indiana office of Barnes & Thornburg. He practices primarily in the area of litigation with an emphasis on white collar crime matters, products liability and personal injury litigation.

George is licensed to practice law in the states of Indiana and Michigan along with several federal district courts, the 7th Circuit Court of Appeals where he has appeared on several occasions to give oral argument, and the United States Supreme Court. He has appeared on behalf of clients in federal and state courts throughout the country.

George was the founding member and a chair of Barnes & Thornburg's White Collar and Investigations Practice Group from 1996 through 2012.  He has tried in excess of 170 cases since 1987. Prior to joining Barnes & Thornburg, George spent 8 years in the prosecution field handling a variety of major felony cases including murder, drug offenses, conspiracy, RICO and the prosecution of numerous white collar criminal offenses. He also served as one of three prosecution trial counsel in the rape trial of heavyweight boxer Mike Tyson.

George has represented Fortune 500 companies, major hospitals, physician groups, individuals, and businesses of various sizes through the investigation, prosecution and defense of various white collar criminal matters. He has also represented Fortune 500 companies in defense of product liability claims throughout United States since 1995. George provides legal assistance and advice regarding proactive means clients can employ to avoid difficulty in the white collar and product liability arenas. He has lectured at, and provided written materials for, numerous continuing legal education programs in Indiana, Michigan and throughout the country. He has also lectured in the areas of criminal law and procedure for students preparing to take the Indiana Bar Examination. George has provided commentary for local and national media outlets on a number of high profile criminal cases. He has also been listed in The Best Lawyers in America since 2008 and recognized as an Indiana Super Lawyer on several occasions. 

George graduated with honors in 1984 from the University of Notre Dame and received his J.D. in 1987 from Notre Dame Law School. While in law school, he spent 2 years as a law clerk for the United States Department of Justice.

EXPERIENCE
  • Barnes & Thornburg represented counseling center in its motion to quash state's subpoena for counseling records in a prosecution for murder. On interlocutory appeal of trial court's grant of the motion, the Indiana Supreme Court partially affirmed grant of motion.
  • The United States government, acting through the Department of Justice Environmental Crimes Section, the Environmental Protection Agency and the United States Attorney for the Northern District of Indiana, filed a 26-count criminal indictment against United Water Services, Inc. (United Water), one of the country’s largest water and wastewater treatment companies, and two of its managers, Dwain Bowie and Gregory Ciaccio; alleging that the defendants tampered with legally required monitoring methods while managing the Gary Wastewater Treatment Facility for the City of Gary from 2003 to 2008, thus violating the Clean Water Act.

    On November 9, 2012, after a two-week trial in the United States District Court for the Northern District of Indiana, which followed a four-year federal government investigation led by the EPA, the FBI and the Department of Justice, a federal jury acquitted United Water and the two managers of all allegations. The prosecutions marked the first time the government brought tampering charges without proof of actual alteration of compliance samples. Judge Simon accepted the Barnes & Thornburg team’s proposed definitions of what constitutes tampering under the Clean Water Act.

    The verdict represents a complete vindication for the company and the accused individuals, avoids multi-million dollar fines and penalties, as well as possible imprisonment for the employees, and prevents a potentially business-ending debarment from future waste water and drinking water treatment business within the United States.

    Leading the defense were partners Larry Mackey, Patrick Cotter and Harold Bickham, with primary assistance from partner George Horn and assistance throughout the trial by associates Tim Haley and Meredith Rieger.

    United States v. United Water Services, Inc., Dwain Bowie and Gregory Ciaccio, Case No. 2:10 Cr 217.
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