The law firm of Epstein Becker & Green operated informally for a handful of years in Indianapolis but is not officially opening an office in the capital city of Indiana. This will be the eleventh office for the law firm, which will be staffed by Leah Kendall, recently promoted to membership at Epstein Becker. Bradley Merrill Thompson will also help staff the new office.
Kendall has described herself as a lifelong Hoosier while Thompson is a longtime resident of Indiana. The two will be splitting their time between the offices in Indianapolis and Washington D.C. as part of the law firm’s health care and life sciences practices. The Epstein Becker practice of health care is the firm’s largest practice, with 120 attorneys. The firm has clients in Indianapolis that include Biomet, Hill-Rom, and Roche Diagnostics.
This recently announced move is occurring as other law firms in Indianapolis are merging with law firms from outside the area. These firms are merging with others to expand their practice outside of what some lawyers feels is an oversaturated legal market in Indiana. The plan for Epstein Becker to focus on health care work in the new office will set the firm apart from other firms in the area that practice general law. “I like to think of us as a really large boutique firm,” she says. There have not been any plans announced to hire any additional lawyers yet.