Brita A. Horvath

Director of Diversity & Inclusion


Brita Horvath manages the firm's diversity programs. She develops initiatives and strategies to further the firm's ongoing commitment to diversity through its recruitment, retention, development and advancement efforts.

Brita works closely with the firm's resource groups and affinity networks to implement goals and objectives as well as deliver value to individual lawyers and across the firm. Brita facilitates the firm's relationships with numerous national organizations that address diversity in the legal profession. Additionally, Brita oversees the firm's development and implementation of its supplier diversity program.

Past Experience

Before Baker & Daniels' combination to become Faegre Baker Daniels in January 2012, Brita managed both diversity and pro bono programs for Baker & Daniels. Before joining Baker & Daniels in 2007, Brita was director of sections for the Indiana State Bar Association where she served as the association's liaison to 25 sections with a cumulative membership of 12,000 lawyers and judges. She worked closely with each section's executive council and leadership to develop and implement all section-related matters, meetings, publications and conferences, seminars, collaborative programming, and special events.



Indiana University
B.A. with high distinction (1995)

Indiana University Robert H. McKinney School of Law

Insights & Events

Other Perspectives
  • Diversity & Inclusion: From Abstract to Application
    2015 Court Services Conference, Indiana Judicial Center, October 1, 2015
  • Diversifying Your Portfolio of Mentoring Relationships
    Res Gestae, April 2015, and Diversity & the Bar, August 2015
  • Strategic and Authentic Women's Initiatives
    Co-presenter, Diversity Roundtable of Central Indiana, April 17, 2013
  • LGBT Speakers Panel: Diversity in Applications, Interviews and the Workplace
    Panelist, Lambda Law Society, Robert H. McKinney School of Law, April 3, 2013

Leadership & Community

Professional Associations

  • Association of Law Firm Diversity Professionals (ALFDP) — Annual Conference (Co-Chair, 2014)
  • Indianapolis Bar Association — Membership Committee, Co-Chair, 2013; Diversity Job Fair Committee, Chair, 2011-12; Pro Bono Committee, Co-Chair, 2010; Diversity Job Fair Planning Committee, 2008-09; Women in Law Division, Member
  • Indiana State Bar Association
  • Diversity Roundtable of Central Indiana (DRTCI)
  • Faegre Baker Daniels Diversity & Inclusion Advisory Group, 2012-present
  • Faegre Baker Daniels Women's Forum for Achievement — Leadership Council, 2012-present

Civic Activities

  • William McKinley Elementary, Indianapolis Public School 39 — Volunteer Tutor
  • Indiana Black Expo Elected & Appointed Officials Reception — Planning Committee
  • Indianapolis Shortridge Magnet High School for Law and Public Policy — Curriculum Subcommittee
  • Lambda Legal Indiana Benefit Table Captain, 2009-11
  • Street Law Corporate Diversity Pipeline Program — Volunteer Teacher

Firm Leadership

  • Diversity and Inclusion Committee


  • Indy's Best and Brightest — Finalist, Law Category, 2012
  • Equal Justice Works, Indiana University School of Law-Indianapolis — Public Interest Award for achievements in pro bono and promotion of equal justice, 2011
  • Diversity Leadership Academy of Greater Indianapolis — Fellow, 2009
  • Indianapolis Bar Association and Indianapolis Bar Foundation — Board of Directors Award as member of IBA Diversity Job Fair Planning Committee, 2008
  • Indiana Bar Foundation and Indiana Pro Bono Commission — Law-Related Education Award for excellence in providing information that enhances the public's understanding of the law and legal system, 2008
  • Berlon Pro Bono Award for Outstanding Pro Bono & Community Service
  • John J. Dillon Memorial Fellowship
  • Phi Alpha Delta — Outstanding Member Award
  • Phi Beta Kappa
Awards Methodology
No aspect of these recognitions has been approved by the highest court of any state.
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