Daniel Pulliam, Attorney at Faegre Baker Daniels
Early Life and Education
Daniel Pulliam founded Central Newspapers, which at its height comprised 46 newspapers. Daniel’s heirs later sold off the holding company but he retained key roles at Indianapolis Star and News as editor, managing editor, and publisher.
He championed civic endeavors such as Flanner House initiatives and Crooked Stick Golf Club, which became one of the country’s premier golf destinations. He served on DePauw University’s trustee board and as an Associated Press board member three times over.
He was an outspoken proponent of press freedom, writing editorials with his father about domestic and international events. Although they differed considerably in temperament, both supported the Republican Party. Additionally, he belonged to the National Rifle Association as an opponent of socialism and communism.
Central Newspapers Inc. was the brainchild of Eugene Smith Pulliam, and at its peak included more than 46 newspapers across the U.S. He also owned radio stations in Indiana and Arizona as well as publishing companies. Pulliam served on DePauw University’s Board of Trustees and as an Associated Press board director for three terms.
He was an activist of the Republican Party and published a weekly domestic-affairs column titled Window on the Right. Additionally, he championed press freedom and wrote numerous books including his influential 1970 work entitled The Unchanging Responsibility of American Newspapers in Changing Societies.
At Faegre Baker Daniels in Indianapolis, Indiana, Daniel is currently focused on corporate litigation and white-collar defense. Additionally, he serves as an adjunct professor at Butler University where he has taught classes on Constitutional Law, Civil Rights Law and First Amendment topics.
Achievement and Honors
Dan has gained many life experiences during his four years at Butler University, from taking Brian Murphy’s astronomy class as his freshman year to serving as News Editor of Butler Collegian and editing for Dawgnet (the school’s online student news website) as News Editors; from interning in Washington DC as part of Washington Semester to meeting Noelle (Myers) Pulliam ’04 who majors in integrated communications majoring.
He has received many honors, such as the Pulitzer and Eugene Smith Pulliam First Amendment Award as well as Kunkel Freedom of Information Internship from Kunkel Freedom of Information Center in Chicago. Additionally, he received the Society of Professional Journalists Distinguished Service Award while serving on its Board of Directors; additionally he is an active member of Clemson Board of Visitors and IPTAY supporter.
Before becoming a lawyer, Daniel Pulliam worked as a journalist. He covered federal agency management for Government Executive, an American publication located in Washington D.C. He has represented individuals in Justice Department investigations related to automobile manufacturing, as well as companies in market allocation investigations. At Faegre Baker Daniels, he represents clients in whistleblower investigations and advises them in responding to employee or outsider allegations of wrongdoing or allegations of illegal acts by employees or other sources. Additionally, he prosecutes and defends tort and fraud claims; nonprofit disputes; intellectual property disputes as well as tort and fraud claims. Living in Indianapolis with his wife and children he enjoys traveling as well as recreational league basketball.
Keshia Knight Pulliam is an award-winning American actress best known for her portrayal of Rudy Huxtable on The Cosby Show. Additionally, she is an active philanthropist supporting several organizations like Girls Inc and Saving Our Daughters.
He was recently married to Ed Hartwell. Together they share two children. Additionally, she has appeared in films such as Tyler Perry’s House of Payne.
She currently resides in Spartanburg, South Carolina with her family and is actively involved with Clemson University as a member of both its Board of Visitors and Alumni Association Board of Directors; in addition to this role, she serves as a major supporter for IPTAY and real estate development projects that exceed $550 Million dollars worth.