Libby Cierzniak represents corporations, trade associations and public sector clients (such as school districts) in regulatory and government relations matters before the Indiana General Assembly and state agencies. She plays an active role in drafting and advocating for passage of legislation addressing education finance, taxation, gaming, professional regulation, health insurance and other issues.

Administrative and Regulatory Law

Libby counsels clients on administrative rules, procurement, regulatory filings and compliance. She has extensive experience in gaming law, providing counsel to casino licensees and other gaming entities on a broad range of regulatory matters including corporate financings, licensure, transfer of ownership and bankruptcy/restructuring.


Libby also works extensively with school corporations and other education providers on state and local funding, compliance, policy development and accountability.

Political Experience

Prior to joining Faegre Drinker, Libby spent 14 years in the political arena, serving as Communications Director for the Indiana Republican Party during two major election cycles and as Publications Director for the Indiana Senate Republican Caucus.


Bar Admissions


Court Admissions

U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Indiana
U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Indiana


Court of Appeals of Indiana, Hon. Patrick D. Sullivan, 1995-1995


Indiana University Robert H. McKinney School of Law
J.D. summa cum laude (1995)

Butler University
B.S. cum laude (1979)

Insights & Events

Other Perspectives
  • Sports Gambling on the Table in Indiana?
    Moderated Sports Circle Indy panel discussion, August 24, 2018 

Leadership & Community

Professional Associations

  • Governmental Affairs Society of Indiana
  • International Association of Gaming Advisors
  • Indiana State Bar Association

Civic Activities

  • Indiana Historical Society — Board of Trustees, 2018-20
  • Historical Society for the District Court of the Southern District of Indiana, President, 2018-present
  • Dean’s Advisory Council, Butler University College of Education, 2014-present
  • Richard G. Lugar Excellence in Public Service Series — Board of Governors, 2007-18
  • Avondale Meadows YMCA — Board of Managers, 2004-19
  • Girl Scouts of Central Indiana — Board of Directors, 2004-10
  • Indiana Advisory Commission – U.S. Commission on Civil Rights, 2007-present
  • Old Northside Neighborhood Association — Board of Directors, 2011-15


Awards Methodology

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