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Bill Neale is Senior Counsel to the Firm. He retired as a partner in 2018 after 43 years of practice with Krieg DeVault. His practice included general corporate, business and securities matters, non-profit entities and health care. During his time at Krieg DeVault, he represented publicly and privately-held companies regarding acquisitions, public and private equity offerings and other state and federal securities regulatory matters. He advised both governmental and business entities in complex contractual transactions including the privatization and public-private partnerships of government activities. He is no longer actively engaged in the practice of law.

In 1992, he was appointed by President George H.W. Bush to a three-year term on the Council of the Administrative Conference of the U.S., a government agency which advises the Executive Branch, Congress and the Courts on ways to improve the federal administrative law process. Mr. Neale was also a member of the Federal Judicial Merit Selection Commission and the Presidential Merit Rank Awards Board.

Representative Experience

  • Lead counsel for the State of Indiana regarding a 10-year, $1.2 billion public-private partnership for the modernization of the State’s public assistance eligibility determination system
  • Represented the City of Indianapolis in the privatization of the Naval Air Warfare Center, the largest Department of Defense privatization ever accomplished
  • Represented U.S. Filter Operating Services in a competitive procurement of a 20-year, $1.1 billion Management Agreement for the management and operation of the Indianapolis Waterworks, the largest public-private partnership of a municipal water utility in the United States

Professional Associations

  • Strada Education Network, Inc., formerly United Student Aid Funds, Inc. (Trustee, 1997-Present; Chairman of the Board 2000-2008)
  • Greater Indianapolis Chamber of Commerce (Emeritus Director, 2019-Present; Director, 2004-2018; Secretary, 2005-2011)
  • Butler University Business Consulting Group (Advisory Board, 2005-Present; Chairman 2017)
  • Butler University Old National Bank Center for Closely Held Business (Advisory Board)
  • Indiana University Research and Technology Corporation 2011-2017 (Director)
  • Indiana University President's Economic Development Cabinet (2008-2011)
  • Indiana University Robert H. McKinney School of Law, Board of Visitors, 1989-Present; Chairman, 1990-1993
  • Lumina Foundation for Education, 2000-2007 (Director)
  • Fairbanks Hospital, Inc., 1988-2004 (Director)
  • USA Group, Inc., 1997-2000 (Director)
  • USA Group Enterprises, Inc. (Director, 1992-1997)
  • Council of the Administrative Conference of the U.S., 1992-1995
  • Federal Judicial Merit Selection Commission, 1982-1988
  • Presidential Meritorious Executive Rank Awards Board, 1989
  • Conner Prairie Interactive History Park, (Director, 1997-2003; 2006-2010)
  • Young Audiences of Indiana (Emeritus Director, Past Chairman)
  • Dan Quayle's Presidential, Vice Presidential and Senatorial Campaign Committees (Treasurer)
  • Mike Pence's Congressional Campaign Committee (Treasurer)
  • Bush-Quayle '92 Committee in Indiana (General Chairman)
  • Bush-Quayle '88 Committee in Indiana (Co-Chairman)
  • Vice President’s Reception at American Bicentennial Presidential Inauguration, 1989 (Chairman)

Awards & Recognitions

  • Indiana University Robert H. McKinney School of Law Distinguished Alumni Award
  • IUPUI Spirit of Philanthropy Award
  • Kiwanis Club of Indianapolis Civic Award
  • Sagamore of the Wabash


  • J.D., cum laude, Indiana University Robert H. McKinney School of Law, Indianapolis, Indiana, 1973
  • B.S. in Finance, Indiana University, Bloomington, Indiana, 1970

Bar & Court Admissions

  • Indiana (1973)
  • U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Indiana (1973)


Thought Leadership

Secured Lender Alert: LIBOR Replacement

February 7, 2018

Thought Leadership

Dismissal of Non-Intervened Qui Tam Lawsuits

February 1, 2018

Thought Leadership

HIPAA Security...Integrity Matters

February 1, 2018

Thought Leadership

Recent DOJ Settlements with Physician Groups

February 1, 2018

Thought Leadership

CFPB Issues Final Payday and Installment Loan Rule

January 2, 2018

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