Bill Nolan

Bill Nolan
Office Managing Partner, Barnes & Thornburg

William A. Nolan serves as the Managing Partner of the Ohio office of Barnes & Thornburg LLP, which he opened in 2009.  He is motivated by helping people and organizations succeed.  As a labor and employment litigator and counselor, he works to bring attentiveness and clarity to bear on employment, contract, and other disputes and help clients make optimal and cost-effective decisions in difficult situations.  As an office leader, he wants every team member to find and build on his/her strengths, and make the connections inside and outside the law firm to keep them energized and developing.  As an advocate for inclusion and diversity, he is committed to finding new tools and partnerships so all individuals have opportunities to succeed.  His current focuses outside of the practice and building an office include chairing the Columbus Bar Association Managing Partners’ Diversity Initiative and continuing to drive a series of gender equity discussion events in the Ohio legal community.  He also looks for ways to help law students and newer lawyers find their way in our changing and challenging profession.  He is a graduate of Cornell University and Harvard Law School and has spent his entire legal career in Columbus, and is a former Mayor of the City of Powell.

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