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Biography

Darren focuses his practice on resolving business and commercial disputes. Darren represents financial institutions, manufacturers, public utilities, and other businesses in a variety of disputes, including breach of contract actions, director and officer liability claims, securities disputes, and disputes relating to trade secrets and covenants not to compete. Darren also serves as loss-prevention counsel to Frost Brown Todd, providing advice on professional responsibility issues.

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Experience

Legal Work Highlights

Represent banks in disputes arising under the Uniform Commercial Code and consumer protection laws.

Represent manufacturers in breach of contract and breach of warranty claims.

Represent public utilities in disputes related to fuel-supply contracts and land-use rights.

Represent owners, directors, and officers of businesses in suits alleging securities violations and breaches of fiduciary duty.

Represent businesses in disputes relating to use of trade secrets.

Represent businesses in disputes relating to scope and enforceability of restrictive covenants.

Education

Law School

Indiana University Maurer School of Law, J.D., 2004, magna cum laude

Undergraduate School

Purdue University, B.A., 1995, English and Philosophy, with distinction

Clerkships

Darren served as a clerk for the court(s) and judge(s) below:

United States Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit, Honorable Deborah L. Cook

Bar Memberships

Darren is licensed to practice in the following state(s):

Indiana

Courts

Darren is admitted to practice before the following court(s):

U.S. Supreme Court

United States Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit

United States Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit

United States Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit

United States District Court for the Northern District of Indiana

United States District Court for the Southern District of Indiana

Recognition

Local & National Recognition

The Best Lawyers in America®, Commercial Litigation, 2024; Energy Law, 2024

Chambers USA, Recognized Practitioner, Litigation: General Commercial, 2018

Selected for inclusion in Indiana Super Lawyers®, 2016-2022

Selected for inclusion in Indiana Super Lawyers Rising Stars®, 2012–2015

Junior Achievement of Central Indiana, Indy’s Best and Brightest Finalist, Law, 2010

International Association of Defense Counsel, Trial Academy Graduate, 2010

Indianapolis Bar Association, Bar Leader Series Class VI, 2008-2009

Order of the Coif, Indiana University Maurer School of Law, 2004

Notes and Comments Editor, Indiana Law Journal, 2003–2004

Chancellor’s Fellow, Indiana University Maurer School of Law, 2001-2004

Phi Beta Kappa, Purdue University, 1995

Professional Affiliations

Professional Affiliations & Memberships

American Bar Association

Indiana State Bar Association

Indianapolis Bar Association

McKinney-Shepard Indianapolis Inn of Court

Civic Activities

Civic & Charitable Organizations

Hope Academy High School, Board Member, 2022 to present

Michele for IPS, campaign committee treasurer, 2018

Community Montessori School, Inc., board of directors, 2014-2018

Riley Cheer Guild, Inc., board of directors, 2008-2014

Indianapolis Bar Foundation, distinguished fellow, 2012

Firm Committees

Darren serves or has served in the following leadership role(s) at Frost Brown Todd:

Ethics Committee, Member

Presentations

Darren was invited to speak at the following events:

“Understanding Antitrust Law,” Indiana Constructors, Inc., February 23, 2023

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