Barnes & Thornburg LLP has added Sabra Northam to its Government Services and Finance Department in Indianapolis. She is a lawyer and former legislative liaison at the Indiana Prosecuting Attorneys Council, a non-partisan, independent state judicial branch agency. During her time at IPAC, Northam developed and proposed strategic legislative plans to support public safety goals of the organization. Additionally, she analyzed, tracked and articulated potential effects of legislation on the organization. Prior to her work at IPAC, Northam served Indiana University as assistant director for government relations, public affairs and government relations. In this position, Northam researched and tracked bills, and assisted the government affairs team in its interactions with elected officials, staff, university administrators, lobbyists and advocates to further the university’s interests. She is active in the community, serving as secretary of the Indiana Leadership Forum and on the board of the Indianapolis Downtown GOP Club. Northam is also a past participant in the Richard G. Lugar Excellence in Public Service Series. She is a graduate of the Indiana University Robert H. McKinney School of Law. Northam earned her undergraduate degree in political science from Butler University in 2009.