Ian Thresher has experience defending clients in complex, multi-state class actions, arbitrations, and both federal and state government investigations. Ian has also successfully represented plaintiffs in matters involving contractual disputes and civil rights. As a litigation associate, he leads internal investigations involving the DOJ, SEC, FINRA and various state agencies. He also drafts motions seeking discovery, summary judgment and, for class actions, oppositions to class certification. Ian has second-chaired direct and cross examinations at trial and participated in multiple depositions, including of experts and named plaintiffs.

Personal Interests

In his spare time, Ian enjoys fantasy football, American history and backpacking. He is an avid Manchester United and Philadelphia Eagles fan.


Bar Admissions

District of Columbia


Notre Dame Law School
J.D. magna cum laude, Notre Dame Journal of Law, Ethics, & Public Policy (communications editor) (2017)

Hamilton College
B.A. in Government (2012)

Insights & Events

Other Perspectives
  • “Leaving Time to Litigate: Lessons From Recent Merger Challenges”
    Co-author, The Antitrust Source, Oct. 2018

Leadership & Community

Pro Bono

  • Member of a trial team in a pro bono case before a magistrate judge in the Southern District of New York, which resulted in a $120,000 judgment against the Federal Bureau of Prisons.


  • Faegre Drinker — Pro Bono Honor Roll, 2022
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