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Biography

Darren focuses his practice on resolving business and commercial disputes. Darren represents manufacturers, financial institutions, 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 helps clients avoid litigation by assisting them with contract drafting, review, and negotiation. He currently serves as loss-prevention counsel to Frost Brown Todd, providing advice on professional responsibility issues.

 

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Experience

Legal Work Highlights

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

Represent manufacturers in litigation and arbitration concerning disputes with suppliers and customers.

Assist businesses to develop standard contracts for suppliers and customers and to review and negotiate contract terms.

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

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

Clerkship

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

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

Bar Membership

Darren is licensed to practice in the following state:

Indiana

Courts

Darren is admitted to practice before the following courts:

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

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

Selected for inclusion in Indiana Super Lawyers®, 2016-2018

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

Indiana State Bar Association

Indianapolis Bar Association

Civic Activities

Civic & Charitable Organizations

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 on the following committees at Frost Brown Todd:

Women’s Initiative Committee, Member

Ethics Committee, Member