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Bri is the Co-Chair of the Business Litigation Practice Group, and she concentrates her practice in the litigation of business disputes of all kinds including: healthcare and ERISA litigation; intellectual property litigation; trust, estate and fiduciary litigation; and appellate litigation. Bri was recognized as an “Up and Coming Lawyer” award during The Indiana Lawyer’s 2013 Leadership in Law Awards and has constantly been recognized by her peers in the Indiana Super Lawyers list as a “Rising Star.”

Bri is a multi-time collegiate national champion in cycling and continues to race competitively at an elite level. She is also the chair of the Bingham Greenebaum Doll Women’s Forum Holiday Mart Committee.

Career Highlights

Representative Cases and Achievements

  • Samuel D. Pitman et al. v. SDP Manufacturing, Inc. et al., following a bench trial the Delaware Circuit Court granted judgment on all of Plaintiffs' claims in favor of BGD's clients in a closely-held corporation dispute involving claims of breach of fiduciary duty, constructive fraud, and an accounting that included a claim for more than $14,000,000 in damages.
  • Heritage Recycling, LLC v. Energy Creates Energy, LLC, 2014 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 148303 (S.D. Ind. 2014), the Southern District of Indiana entered final judgment on an Arbitration Award in the amount of $3,000,000.00 plus interest and also an award of all arbitration fees.
  • Lear v. First Merchants Corporation, 2013 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 158177, (S.D. Ind. 2013), utilized the Federal Arbitration Act and underlying customer account agreement to defuse federal class action claims concerning overdraft fees asserted against financial institution client.
  • Cook v. Deaconess Heath Sys., 2013 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 41864 (S.D. Ind. 2013), obtained summary judgment on the grounds that an insurer’s denial of coverage for a second gastric bypass surgery was not arbitrary or capricious.
  • Smith v. Dermatology Assocs. of Fort Wayne, P.C., 977 N.E.2d 1 (Ind. Ct. App. 2012) ,the Indiana Court of Appeals affirmed the trial court’s conclusion that plaintiffs failed to meet their burden of establishing that defendant dermatology clinic breached its duty of care.
  • The Sportsman’s Guide Inc. v. The Havana National Bank, et al., 2012 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 103580 (C.D. Ill. 2012), obtained an award of attorneys’ fees and costs and successfully absolved national retailer of sporting goods of liability sought by a bank and multiple competing suppliers of goods.
  • Richard R. and J. Randall Waterfield v. The Trust Company of Oxford and Julie R. Waterfield, 960 N.E.2d 800 (Indiana Ct. App. 2011), the Indiana Court of Appeals upheld the trial court’s entry of summary judgment in favor of the trust company because claims of breach of fiduciary duty and breach of trust were time barred.

Awards

  • Selected for inclusion in The Best Lawyers in America® in the field of Commercial Litigation, 2019
  • Leadership Council on Legal Diversity Fellow, Class of 2018
  • National Association of Certified Valuators and Analysts® 40 Under Forty Honoree, 2017
  • The Indiana Lawyer Leadership in Law Awards - Up and Coming Lawyer, 2013
  • Selected for inclusion in the Indiana Super Lawyers® Rising Stars list, 2010-2018
  • Indianapolis Bar Foundation, Bar Leader Series, Class IX
  • IU School of Law: Order of the Barristers, 2005 – 2007; Chief of the Moot Court Board, 2006-2007
  • ABA National Appellate Advocacy Competition: Best Advocate Award, 2006
  • IU Indianapolis “Amazing Student” Award, 2006
  • National Collegiate Cycling Association: National Champion, 2006
  • IU Little 500: Hall of Fame, 2004

Affiliations

Professional Affiliations

  • Indianapolis Bar Association
  • Indiana State Bar Association
  • American Bar Association

Community Involvement

Professional Leadership

  • Seventh Circuit Bar Association, Board of Governors, Indiana Chair of Committee on Annual Meeting (2016-2017)
  • Indianapolis Bar Foundation, Board of Directors (2015-Present)
  • Indianapolis Bar Foundation, Evening Under the Stars Committee Co-Chair (2014)
  • Street Law Program (2010-2013)
  • Defense Trial Counsel of Indiana, Business Litigation Section Executive Committee (2009-2012)
  • Indianapolis American Inn of Court (2009-2012)
  • Federal Mediation and Civil Trial Assistance Programs

Civic and Charitable Involvement

  • First Internet Bank Elite Cycling Team (2013-Present)
  • YMCA Athenaeum/Bike Hub Center Advisory Board (2011-2015)
  • Racing for Riley Elite Cycling Team (2009 – 2012)
  • Juvenile Justice Task Force (2009-2011)
  • Central Indiana Bicycle Association (2000 – present)
  • Major Taylor Action Committee (2006 – 2007)

Media

Contributions & Published Works

News

Events

Services

Indiana University Kelley School of Business, B.S., Business and Marketing, 2004
Indiana University Robert H. McKinney School of Law, J.D., magna cum laude, 2007

  • Indiana, 2007
    U.S. District Court, Northern District of Indiana, 2007
    U.S. District Court, Southern District of Indiana, 2007
    U.S. Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit
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