Senior Fellow Adam Arceneaux, chair of Ice Miller’s Commercial Litigation Group in Indianapolis, Indiana, is the 2023 President of the Litigation Counsel of America.
“Adam Arceneaux represents the standard for Litigation Counsel of America Fellowship in so many ways. His surgical excellence in the courtroom setting, preparation, professionalism and desire to perpetuate for future generations the craft of advocacy are only highlights of his career thus far,” said LCA Executive Director and General Counsel G. Steven Henry. “Adam’s commitment to the profession and community are exhibited continually in his willingness to lead and enlighten peers and colleagues alike. We are very fortunate to have him at the helm for 2023.”
Adam has developed and implemented successful strategies for multi-million dollar claims and has litigated cases in state and federal courts in 22 states across the country. He has served as lead defense counsel in eleven significant class action lawsuits filed in five states. Among his clients are businesses of all sizes, including both privately held and publicly traded companies. He has represented clients in health care, agriculture, manufacturing, distribution and technology, among other industries.
With a focus on complex commercial litigation and around the clock accessibility for emergency claims, Adam’s practice includes drafting, defending or defeating covenants not to compete, non-solicitation clauses, confidentiality agreements and trade secrets claims. He has obtained, and defended against, temporary restraining orders and preliminary injunctions, as well as other forms of emergency relief in state and federal courts. Adam has advised clients on more than 200 such matters and has litigated over 50 such matters, including three significant cases which resulted in published opinions by the appellate courts.
In addition, Adam has significant experience resolving business disputes involving termination of dealer/distributorship agreements, contract disputes, Uniform Commercial Code disputes and warranty disputes. He also represents municipalities and municipal utilities in a variety of litigated matters. He serves as a trusted advisor who is frequently called upon as outside general counsel to emerging, fast growth and middle market companies. Persuasive and practical, Adam is valued by clients and colleagues alike for his civility and personal dedication to professionalism.
Adam was born in Cambridge, Maryland, and was raised in Indianapolis, Indiana. He attended the Indiana University Kelley School of Business in Indianapolis, where he majored in business analysis and marketing, with a minor in economics. He received his B.S., with highest honors, in 1988. Adam earned his J.D., summa cum laude, from the Indiana University Robert H. McKinney School of Law in 1993. While in law school, he served as associate editor of the Indiana Law Review. Adam serves on the boards of The Center for the Performing Arts in Carmel, Indiana; the Great American Songbook Foundation; the Hamilton County (Indiana) Community Foundation; and the Indiana Historical Society. He immediate past chair of the Board of Visitors of the Indiana University Robert H. McKinney School of Law. He is a past president of the Indiana University Robert H. McKinney School of Law Alumni Association board of directors. He is a graduate of the Stanley K. Lacy Executive Leadership Series Class XXVI.
Adam joined Ice Miller in 1991 as a clerk and in 1993 as an attorney He is a member of the Seventh Circuit, Indianapolis, and Indiana State Bar Associations. Adam is admitted to practice in the state of Indiana and before the United States District Courts for the Northern and Southern Districts of Indiana, the Northern and Southern District of Illinois, the Eastern and Western Districts of Michigan, the district of Nebraska, the Eastern and Southern Districts of Texas, and before the Fifth, Sixth and Seventh Circuit Courts of Appeals.
Adam is co-founder of the LCA’s Complex Commercial Litigation Institute and is the inaugural recipient of the LCA’s William E. Wegner Professionalism Award.