Education & Prior Employment

  • J.D., summa cum laude, Indiana University McKinney School of Law. Editor-in-Chief, Indiana Law Review; Order of the Barristers; Chancellor’s Scholar
  • B.A., magna cum laude, Butler University. Journalism departmental honors; Editor-in-Chief, The Collegian
  • Judicial Intern. The Honorable Chief Judge Larry J. McKinney, U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Indiana


  • AV Preeminent®, Martindale–Hubbell
  • Indiana Rising Stars ® (2010, 2014–17)

Professional Associations & Civic Involvement

  • Board of Directors, Little Red Door Cancer Agency, Indiana Health Care Foundation
  • Indianapolis Bar Association Labor & Employment Section Executive Committee (Secretary/Treasurer), Go Green Committee (past co-Chair), Bar Leader Series Class VIII
  • Alumna, Sagamore American Inn of Court
  • American Bar Association Section of Litigation Privacy and Data Security Committee, Section of Labor and Employment Law

Employment Litigation

  • Represents employers against claims for discrimination, harassment, and retaliation before the EEOC, state, and local agencies, and in federal court.
  • Defends companies facing interference and retaliation claims under FMLA and ERISA.
  • Represented employer defending against claims of defamation, blacklisting, and wrongful discharge.
  • Negotiated resolutions of employment-related claims via EEOC mediation, private mediation, and court settlement conferences.

Employment Counseling

  • Consults with employers on hiring, discipline, and termination.
  • Conducts internal investigation of employee complaints regarding alleged violation of federal law.
  • Reviews and updates company handbooks and policies.
  • Conducts training for employees regarding anti-harassment policy and procedures.
  • Advises employers and individuals regarding restrictive covenants, executive compensation agreements, and separation agreements.
  • Drafts and advises companies regarding employment agreements including non-disclosure, non-competition, and non-solicitation agreements.
  • Consults with employers on ADA accommodation and leave requests, FMLA compliance, and state and federal wage and timekeeping compliance.
  • Assists corporations in development of record retention policies.

ERISA Litigation

  • Represented group of individuals pursuing administrative review and federal claims for failure to timely provide Plan documents and denial of pension benefits.
  • Represented retiree in claim for benefits arising from wrongful offset of pension benefits.
  • Defended ESOP and fiduciaries against claim for breach of fiduciary duty.
  • Represented group health and welfare plan defending against claims for benefits.

Healthcare Litigation

  • Obtained defense verdict for physician in medical malpractice jury trial.
  • Defended healthcare provider facing claims of negligent hiring and vicarious liability for alleged invasion of privacy through public disclosure of private facts arising from alleged improper access to medical records.
  • Defended challenge to the constitutionality of the damages cap in the Indiana Medical Malpractice Act.
  • Defended challenge to provider’s qualified status under the Indiana Medical Malpractice Act.


  • Represents litigants before the Indiana Court of Appeals, the Indiana Supreme Court, and the Seventh Circuit Court of Appeals.

Business & Commercial Litigation

  • Defended corporation against claim for breach of contract.
  • Defended individual against claims of fraud, breach of fiduciary and conversion claims.
  • Represented bank in commercial foreclosure action, sheriff’s sale of properties, and in pursuing fraudulent transfer claim against debtor.
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Presentations & Publications

  • Moderator, Amendments to Federal Rules 26 and 34 – Employment Discovery Disputes, Indianapolis Bar Association, May 24, 2016.
  • Presenter, Federal Bar Association,, HIPAA and Health-Related Claims for Employment Litigators, Webinar, January 26, 2016 and various dates.
  • Presenter, ADA and FMLA Updates and Interplay, Fundamentals of Employment Law, Sterling Educational Services, December 3, 2015.
  • Co-Presenter, Discrimination and Harassment, IBA Employment Law for Small Business Seminar, October 22, 2015.
  • Presenter, Advanced ADA, FMLA and Pregnancy Accommodation Issues, IHCA HR Workshop, June 25, 2015.
  • Presenter, HIPAA and Health-Related Employment Claims, NBI Teleconference, April 27, 2015.
  • Presenter, Advanced FMLA and ADA Issues, Sterling Educational Services Labor & Employment Law 2014, December 4, 2014.
  • Presenter, Effective Evaluation and Discipline from a Legal Perspective, IHCA Annual Convention, August 20, 2014.
  • Presenter, Best Hiring Practices from a Legal Perspective, Northeast Indiana Human Resources Association (NIHRA), May 15, 2013.
  • Presenter, Best Hiring Practices from a Legal Perspective, National Association of Mutual Insurance Companies (NAMIC), August 6, 2013
  • Co-author, Best Practices: Social Media and Discovery section of panel presentation on Employment in the Information Age: Best Practices for Employers and Impact of an Overactive NLRB, EPLI ExecuSummit, October 2, 2013.
  • Presenter, Background Checks and Hiring Decisions, Sterling Educational Services Labor & Employment Law 2013, October 30, 2013.
  • Presenter, Keeping Good Records: Effective Employee Evaluation and Discipline, Sterling Educational Services Labor & Employment Law 2013, October 30, 2013.
  • Presenter, Workplace Privacy and other Issues, Sterling Educational Services Labor & Employment Law 2012, December 19, 2012,
  • Author, Where Customer Service Meets Liability, IHCA Insight, Spring/Summer 2012.
  • Author, A HIPAA Privacy Primer for Health-Related Employment Claims, ABA Section of Litigation Employment and Labor Relations Law Newsletter, Fall 2011, Vol. 10, No. 1. Copyright © 2011, American Bar Association.
  • Author, Long-Term Care Providers Must Not Adopt Residents’ Racial Preferences, Indiana Health Care Association Newsletter, September 2011.
  • Author, Child Abuse Witness Protections Confront Crawford v. Washington, 39 Ind. L. Rev. 113 (2005).

Laurie E.


Phone: (317) 381-5636
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Assistant: Regina Miller
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