Former Indiana University Athletic Director Fred Glass Joins Taft Law

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INDIANAPOLIS, IN—Fred Glass, Indiana University’s former athletic director, will join Taft Law as a partner to resume his private practice, which will focus on a general business law practice as well as issues involving sports/media/entertainment, higher education, employment, and government matters, effective Oct. 30, 2020.

Beyond his many accomplishments at Indiana University (IU), Glass’ mark on Indiana’s business, legal and civic communities is significant. Through his service on the Marion County Capital Improvements Board, he played a central role in several sports-related initiatives in Indianapolis, including negotiating the 30-year agreement to keep the Colts in Indianapolis, developing Lucas Oil Stadium, expanding the Indiana Convention Center, and helping to negotiate the arrangement to regularly host the Final Four and other major events. Glass served as Gov. Evan Bayh’s chief of staff and chaired Mayor Bart Peterson’s transition team.

Glass has received many accolades for his community engagement, including the Distinguished Alumni Award from the Robert H. McKinney School of Law; Brebeuf Jesuit President’s Medal; the Archdiocese of Indianapolis Spirit of Community Service Award; and the Charles L. Whistler Award from The Greater Indianapolis Progress Committee – to name a few.


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