D. William Moreau, Jr.

Partner, Barnes & Thornburg LLP


D. William "Bill" Moreau is a partner in Barnes & Thornburg LLP's Indianapolis and Washington, D.C., offices. He co-chairs the firm's Public Policy Group within the Governmental Services & Finance Department. He also chairs the firm's interdisciplinary Higher Education Practice Group. He represents clients before local, state, and federal legislative, administrative, and regulatory bodies. Trained as a litigator and appellate advocate, he served former-U.S. Sen. Evan Bayh for five years as, in succession, his deputy secretary of state/chief of staff, gubernatorial transition director, chief of staff, and legislative director. Early in his career, he served on both sides of Capitol Hill, including handling environmental and energy issues for U.S. Sen. Birch Bayh during his last term.

Bill's work before the Indiana General Assembly — spanning more than 30 sessions — has involved him in a wide array of issues, including intellectual property, environmental, tax, healthcare, trade practices regulation, and research and development initiatives. He regularly represents clients before the U.S. Congress and federal agencies, as well.

In 2015, he was chosen by Purdue from among 350 nominees to be one of 10 "Old Masters" in recognition of his civic and professional achievements.

Bill received his bachelor degree from Purdue University and his J.D. from the Georgetown University. By appointment of Governors Bayh and O'Bannon, he was a trustee of Purdue from 1991 to 2003, and the only lawyer on the Board. He is active in the National Association of College and University Attorneys (NACUA) and has spoken and written on university governance issues.  He was also co-chair of the IUPUI IMPACT Campaign.