Joseph E. Loftus

MPA’79, Public Financial Management

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IU Bloomington, IUPUI


Joseph Loftus is a partner in the Indianapolis office of law firm Barnes & Thornburg, where his practice is focused on governmental services and finance. He also co-chairs the public policy practice group. Prior to joining Barnes & Thornburg, Loftus was senior deputy mayor for the City of Indianapolis, and before that, chief advisor to the House Ways and Means Committee of the Indiana General Assembly.

Loftus assists government and business clients in developing strategies for advocating their interests before local and state legislative, regulatory, and administrative bodies. He has represented both government and businesses in negotiating a number of public/private partnership agreements that have led to the privatization of government operations and facilities.

Loftus received a bachelor’s degree from the University of Delaware, an MPA with a concentration in public finance from Indiana University, and a JD from the Indiana University Robert H. McKinney School of Law in Indianapolis.