D. William Moreau Jr.

Partner, Barnes & Thornburg


Bill Moreau is a partner in Barnes & Thornburg’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.

Moreau represents clients before local, state, and federal legislative, administrative, and regulatory bodies. Trained as a litigator and appellate advocate, he served former U.S. Senator 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. Senator Birch Bayh during his last term.

Moreau'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 also regularly represents clients before the U.S. Congress and federal agencies.

Moreau graduated from Purdue University and the Georgetown University Law Center. By appointment of Governor Evan Bayh and Governor Frank 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 also was co-chair of the IUPUI IMPACT Campaign.