March 02, 2015

Faegre Baker Daniels Announces Firmwide Leadership Positions for 2015-16

Faegre Baker Daniels has announced its firmwide leadership positions for 2015-16, including the addition of Terri Combs, Mike Kanute, Gina Kastel and George Martin to the firm’s management board, effective March 1.

Faegre Baker Daniels is led by a management board of 15 members, responsible for strategic direction and policy of the firm.

Management board members are:

  • Andrew G. Humphrey, Chair – Minneapolis
  • Thomas C. Froehle Jr., Vice Chair – Indianapolis
  • David W. Barrett – Indianapolis
  • Terri L. Combs – Des Moines
  • David J.F. Gross – Silicon Valley
  • Mike Kanute – Chicago
  • Gina Kastel – Minneapolis
  • Scott M. Kosnoff – Indianapolis
  • George D. Martin – Minneapolis
  • Richard E. Michaels – Chicago
  • Kathlyn E. Noecker – Minneapolis
  • Andrea Roberts Pierson – Indianapolis
  • Andrew Z. Soshnick – Indianapolis
  • Jack Sperber – Denver
  • Linda S. Svitak – Minneapolis

Leaders of the firm’s 16 practice groups and four industry teams guide the priorities and operations of their groups as they seek to provide high-quality, effective service to clients.

Faegre Baker Daniels’ practice group leaders are:

  • Benefits and executive compensation – Maureen M. Maly, Minneapolis
  • Business litigation – David K. Herzog, Indianapolis
  • Client technology solutions – Shawn M. Swearingen, Minneapolis
  • Construction and real estate litigation – Mark A. Voigtmann, Indianapolis
  • Corporate – Chris E. Hofstad, Minneapolis
  • Nonprofit Organizations – P. Lowell Haines, Indianapolis
  • Finance and restructuring – Michael R. Stewart, Minneapolis
  • Government advocacy and consulting – David R. Zook, Washington, D.C.
  • Health care and FDA – Tom S. Schroeder, Minneapolis
  • Insurance – Richard T. Freije, Jr., Indianapolis
  • Intellectual property – Calvin L. Litsey, Silicon Valley
  • Labor and employment – Scott W. Wright, Minneapolis
  • Product liability and environmental – J. Joseph Tanner, Indianapolis
  • Real estate – Diane B. Davies, Denver
  • Tax advocacy – Francina A. Dlouhy, Indianapolis
  • Wealth management – David J. Shannon, Minneapolis

Industry team leaders are:

  • Energy and natural resources  – James R. Spaanstra, Denver
  • Financial services – Charles T. Richardson, Washington, D.C.
  • Food and agriculture – Kim J. Walker, Des Moines
  • Health and life sciences – Patrick S. Cross, Indianapolis

Leaders of the firm’s 13 offices oversee location-specific operations work, guide the firm’s local community initiatives and serve as representatives of the firm in the community.

Faegre Baker Daniels’ office leaders are:

  • Beijing – Bing Wang
  • Boulder – John R. Marcil
  • Chicago – Richard E. Michaels
  • Denver – Heather Perkins
  • Des Moines – Michael A. Giudicessi
  • Fort Wayne – Abigail M. Butler
  • Indianapolis – J. Murray Clark
  • London – Paul H. Finlan
  • Minneapolis – Steven C. Kennedy
  • Shanghai – John V. Grobowski
  • Silicon Valley – Calvin L. Litsey
  • South Bend – Richard L. Hill
  • Washington, D.C. – David R. Zook

William R. Busch is general counsel for Faegre Baker Daniels, overseeing all legal matters affecting the firm, its lawyers and its operations.

Administrative and operational department leaders are:

  • Chief client development officer — Melanie S. Green, Indianapolis
  • Chief financial officer — Laurie Ann Schrader, Indianapolis
  • Chief information and knowledge management officer — D. Brad Frederiksen, Minneapolis
  • Chief strategy officer — Steven R. Petrie, Minneapolis
  • Chief talent officer — Ann Rainhart, Minneapolis

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