LCA Senior Fellow Adam Arceneaux of Ice Miller LLP, in Indianapolis, Indiana, is the new chair of the Board of Visitors for the Indiana University Robert H. McKinney School of Law.
A long-time board member and past president of the IU Alumni Board for McKinney, Arceneaux said he’s honored to take on the new leadership role. He is a 1988 graduate of the IU Kelley School of Business, earning highest honors and a B.S. degree in marketing and business analysis. He “quit a perfectly good job” to go to law school, he recalls, and never looked back.
“I was one of those people who loved law school. It was an exciting time of my life and a very positive experience,” Arceneaux said. “Part of my motivation to stay involved in the law school is to ensure that others continue to have similarly positive experiences at McKinney.”
Arceneaux is chair of Ice Miller’s Commercial Litigation Group. He has developed and implemented successful strategies for multi-million-dollar claims and litigated cases in state and federal courts in 22 states across the country.
He currently serves as chair of the Complex Commercial Litigation Institute of the Litigation Counsel of America honorary society.
“In my work, the great majority of judges, colleagues, opposing counsel, state and federal elected officials that I encounter are McKinney alumni,” he said. “Students are really our future leaders. I can’t think of a more important and exciting thing to invest in.”
In addition to his work on behalf of his alma mater, Arceneaux has been active in his Hamilton County community. He serves on the boards of directors for the Center for Performing Arts and the Hamilton County Community Foundation. He is a trustee of the Indiana Historical Society.
The IU McKinney Board of Visitors is really a “board of supporters,” helping to ensure that students get a world-class legal education, he said. “It’s a role that all alumni can adopt,” Arceneaux added.
“Whether you volunteer as a Moot Court judge, mentor, attend events, help a student find a job, or make annual financial contributions, we can all play an important role at our law school,” he said.