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July 21, 2022

Krieg DeVault is pleased to announce that long-time firm attorney Deborah J. Daniels has been named to the Indianapolis Business Journal “IBJ” Media’s inaugural Indiana 250 Listing. The Indiana 250 Listing honors the state’s most influential and impactful business and community leaders, representing public and private companies, law firms, universities, not-for-profits, government and community organizations. 

Ms. Daniels’ community impact has been felt for decades across numerous legal and civic platforms, including serving as a co-founder of Coburn Place Safe Haven in Indianapolis, serving as past President of the Sagamore Institute, and currently sitting on several not-for-profit boards including the United Way of Central Indiana, which she chairs, Eskenazi Health Foundation, and the University of Indianapolis, to name a few.  She served as Krieg DeVault’s Managing Partner from 2015-2018.  She conducted a landmark internal review of policies and practices of USA Gymnastics in 2017, recommending significant changes in governance and culture in the wake of public reports of massive athlete sexual abuse.  She previously chaired a committee to propose revisions to the Indiana criminal code on behalf of the Indiana Judicial Center, and she currently serves as co-Vice Chair of the Indiana Supreme Court Commission on Equity and Access in the Court System.

The Indiana 250 list was compiled by the executives, editors and newsroom staffs at IBJ Media’s three news brands — Indiana Lawyer, Indianapolis Business Journal and Inside INdiana Business — after a monthslong process that included reviewing nominations, researching Indiana organizations and interviewing community leaders across the state.

IBJ Media CEO Nate Feltman said in a letter he wrote in the Indiana 250 magazine that most of the people on the influential list have been involved across business and their communities. He said the honorees are “using their influence and experience in business to help foundations, arts organizations, economic development groups and more do their jobs even better.”

“We want to celebrate the work of these outstanding Hoosiers — including those who have spent entire careers serving the state and its people and those who are just getting started but are already making an impact,” Feltman wrote. 

Ms. Daniels' Indiana 250 profile can be viewed here.

Deborah Daniels is a former U.S. Attorney and U.S. Assistant Attorney General, and has lengthy experience in criminal and civil investigations and public safety. Her work has included responsibilities at the U.S. Department of Justice directly related to the nation’s response to the September 11th attack on the U.S., data and communications interoperability, and the nation's ability to detect, prevent and respond to future terrorist acts. Ms. Daniels provides counsel to the firm’s public and private sector clients in matters affecting public safety, leveraging of federal and state resources, federal and state regulatory compliance and internal investigations. She assists the firm’s clients in interacting with agencies of local, state and federal government, including both the executive and legislative branches at all levels, and advises clients ranging from government agencies to Olympic national governing bodies to other public and private sector entities on compliance and public policy matters. 

About Krieg DeVault
Krieg DeVault LLP is diversified law firm representing a wide variety of local, and national clients. It is a business-focused law firm with offices in Indianapolis, Carmel, Mishawaka, and Merrillville, Indiana; Chicago, Illinois; Atlanta, Georgia; and Naples, Florida.  The Firm’s attorneys have significant experience in key areas that address the needs of a diversified client base.