Theodore Adams

Of Counsel

Barnes & Thornburg LLP

Ted joined Barnes & Thornburg LLP as Of Counsel. He previously served as the Chairman of Grant Street Partners, a global consulting firm focused on external affairs, brand reputation, entrepreneurship and innovation. The firm represents Fortune 500 companies, founders, and entrepreneurs on public affairs and marketing strategies.

Prior to Grant Street Partners, Ted served as Senior Vice President of Public Affairs for Starbucks where he was responsible for global public relations, public policy, community impact, international crisis, and the company’s people, planet and profit-positive goals and objectives. Prior to Starbucks, Ted served as Vice President & Senior Counsel for Company Affairs at L Brands. He co-led the external and regulatory affairs portfolios, and the environmental, social and governance strategies for the enterprise.