Chip has particular expertise in navigating state and local legislative process and grass roots advocacy. He develops strategies to effectively interact with state and local governments. Chip has substantial legislative and regulatory experience in the areas of alcohol, gaming, taxation, health, education, environmental, economic development, banking and finance, local government, and logistics. He helped develop legislative strategies that secured the expansion of the Indiana Convention Center and a new home venue for the Indianapolis Colts and NCAA Final Four Men's Basketball Championship at Lucas Oil Stadium in downtown Indianapolis.
Prior to joining the firm, Chip was a Deputy Attorney General and the Director of Legislative Affairs for Indiana Attorney General Pamela Fanning Carter. He was responsible for drafting, monitoring and advocating the legislative initiatives of the Attorney General. Chip also monitored federal legislation and coordinated with the National Association of Attorneys General on several state and federal issues. In 1993-94, Chip served on the Indiana House of Representatives legislative staff. As Assistant Majority Attorney, he was responsible for drafting resolutions and served as staff counsel to the House Democratic Caucus.
Former Government Appointments
- Indiana State Board of Land Surveyors
- Indiana State Medicaid Advisory Committee
- National Health Care Fraud Working Group
- National Association of Attorneys General — Health Care Task Force
- Indiana Grain Indemnity Corporation
- Indiana Code Revision Commission
- Indiana Probate Code Study Commission
- Several Interim Study Commissions convened by the Indiana General Assembly
- Indiana Small Insurer Voluntary Reinsurance Board — Director