- McKinney School of Law Distinguished Alumni Award (2016)
Robert T. Grand, a 1982 graduate of IU's Robert H. McKinney School of Law, is firm managing partner of Barnes & Thornburg LLP, having previously served as the managing partner of the Indianapolis office. He is a member of the firm's Governmental Services and Finance Department. He has a history of political service, working as administrative assistant to Lieutenant Governor Robert Orr from 1979 to 1981, and then in the same capacity to Governor Orr from 1981 to 1982. He served as treasurer of Friends of Dick Lugar from 1987 to 2007, served as the Bush-Cheney finance chairman for Indiana, and was a member of the 2000 Bush-Cheney recount team in Palm Beach County, Florida. He currently serves on the executive committee of the Mike Pence for Indiana Committee. From 2008 to 2010, he was president of the Marion County Capital Improvement Board. Grand is a member of the law school's Board of Visitors.