Plews Shadley Racher and Braun LLP is pleased to announce James (Jim) Burns has joined the firm’s litigation group as Senior Counsel. Jim represents clients in a wide range of litigation matters, especially those related to pharmaceutical and medical device products. He also assists clients with matters of corporate compliance and risk management.
Jim retired as Assistant General Counsel of Eli Lilly and Company after nearly 28 years of service. While there, he managed all company litigation on matters including products liability, intellectual property, antitrust, human resources and general commercial litigation. During his career at Lilly, he also served as General Counsel to Elizabeth Arden Inc. in New York City and Elanco Products Company in Indianapolis.
PSRB Managing Partner, Jeff Claflin, said “We’re excited to welcome Jim to our firm, not just for his superior skills as an attorney, but as someone we already know to be a friend and colleague. Jim will bring tremendous depth and breadth to our litigation practice. And his good counsel, the kind that comes from having practiced law for a long time at the highest levels, is exactly the kind of lawyering our clients expect. From day one, Jim will help us deliver on our mission at Plews Shadley Racher & Braun.”
Jim is a graduate of Indiana University McKinney School of Law and served as a member of the Board of Visitors for many years.