Jessie Zeigler, Chair of the Product Liability Committee, shares how vast the Committee is and highlights how they serve their members.
Chambers USA 2019 recognizes IADC members.
Michael F. Aylward
Member Michael Aylward has been elected to a one year term as President of the American College of Coverage Counsel.
Member M.C. Sungaila has been named as one of the Top Women Lawyers in California by the Daily Journal.
J.T. Wilson III
IADC member J.T. Wilson III and his colleague Elizabeth Duncan Brewer earned an impressive outcome at trial for a railroad client.
Member Todd Wooten along with colleagues Monte Estes and Trey Cooper obtained summary judgment for their client, a psychologist.
Scott D. Marrs
Member Scott D. Marrs has been appointed a Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators.
Bill Ruskin, Chair of the Toxic and Hazardous Substances Litigation Committee, shares Committee objectives and what collaborative opportunities you have.
Thomas M. Buckley
Member Tom Buckley authors an article for Modern Contractor Solutions on behalf of the IADC.
Jennifer G. Cooper
Jennifer Cooper has been named as Chair of the Product Liability and Mass Tort Group at Baker Donelson.
Constance A. Endelicato
Member Constance A. Endelicato was recently interviewed on behalf of the IADC for a Part B News article on protecting medical practice in the face of opioid charges.
Harmon C. Hayden
Member Harmon Hayden recently authored an article on behalf of the IADC for Canadian Underwriter.
Member Döne Yalçın was recently appointed to the Management Committee of CMS.
Anthony J. Fernandez
IADC member Anthony Fernandez achieved a defense verdict in a 3-plus week jury trial for their board certified emergency medicine physician.
Sandy Wunderlich, Chair of the Intellectual Property Committee, shares how intellectual property is impacting so many areas of law.
IADC members Stephanie Rippee and Lanier Brown obtained a jury verdict in Sumter County, Alabama.
Mark Behrens, Chair of the Civil Justice Response Committee, shares how the Committee keeps its members up-to-date on civil justice developments.
Andrew Kopon Jr.
Past President Andy Kopon obtains a win in Illinois First District Appellate Court on March 25, 2019.
Anna M. Early
Member Anna Early had a successful settlement with the Consumer Product Safety Commission.
Jonathan T. Barton
Member Jon Barton authored an article for Thomson Reuters Westlaw Journal on behalf of the IADC.
Past Board Member Gord McKee was awarded Product Liability Litigator of the Year by Benchmark Canada.
Michele Smith, Chair of the In-House and Law Firm Management Committee, shares exciting developments that are currently happening.
Nineteen IADC members from three continents and eight countries have been recognized as Global Elite Thought Leaders by Who's Who Legal.
IADC member Philip Willman recently obtained a defense victory in a case leading to near blindness in both eyes.
Member J.T. Wilson received a summary judgment in favor of a public official.
On February 8, 2019, the Supreme Court of Belgium set aside a decision whereby a Belgian Court declares it has no jurisdiction on the basis of a recourse filed by Paul Lefebvre.
Michael A. Airdo
Michael Airdo, Chair of the Alternative Dispute Resolution Committee, describes who the Committee serves and what you can get out of participating.
Christopher S. Drewry
IADC member Chris Drewry authors an article for Modern Contractor Solutions on behalf of the IADC.
Chip Magid, Chair of the Business Litigation Committee, shares a variety of ways you can get involved.
Chuck Cole obtained a defense jury verdict on January 17, 2019.
Members Erik Legg and Stephanie Rippee author an article for HarrisMartin on behalf of the IADC.
IADC member Manuel Barrocas will receive 'The Order of Sacred Treasure with Gold Rays' award from the Council of Ministers of Japan.
Member Paul Lefebvre successfully represented the European Commission in Belgian Supreme Court in November 2018.
Michael W. Drumke
IADC member Michael Drumke has been nominated to the American Bar Association Board of Governors.
Steve Vescovo, Chair of the Transportation Committee, shares about the topics Committee members discuss and programming you can look forward to.
IADC members Thomas Rouhette, Sylvie Gallage-Alwis, and Emmanuèle Lutfalla launch a French law firm office together.
Two firms merge to form Downs Ward Bender Hauptmann & Herzog, P.A.
Member Tom Buckley authored a recent article for Modern Contractor Solutions on behalf of the IADC.
Mica Nguyen Worthy
Member Mica Nguyen Worthy obtained favorable results for two aviation clients in 2018.
Tom Buckley, Chair of the Construction Law and Litigation Committee, describes what the Committee addresses and gives suggestions on how to get involved.
Edward S. Sledge IV
IADC member Ed Sledge of Bradley Arant Boult Cummings LLP recently received a favorable verdict in a case for Central Alabama Diagnostics.
Joseph E. O'Neil
On January 1, 2019, IADC member and Past President Joe O'Neil joins Campbell Campbell Edwards & Conroy; the firm now known as Campbell Conroy & O'Neil.
James R.M. Hemmings
IADC member James Hemmings has been elected to Tucker Ellis' firm partnership.
IADC member Cathy Havener Greer and special counsel Katherine M. L. Pratt successfully defend sheriff in a jail suicide case.
Michael J. Wiggins
Member Michael J. Wiggins obtained a defense verdict on December 12 for Stanley Access Technologies.
IADC members Bryant Spann and Curt Webb recently obtained a defense verdict in a product liability claim.
Kevin C. Schiferl
Member Kevin Schiferl has been installed as a Diplomat of the Indiana Defense Trial Counsel.
Richard K. Shoultz
Member Rick Shoultz joins the Defense Trial Counsel of Indiana board.
M.C. Sungaila has been elevated to chair of the Board of Overseers for the RAND Institute for Civil Justice (ICJ).
David Wallace-Jackson, Chair of the White Collar Defense and Investigation Committee, highlights how you can get involved.
Wenjie (Winston) Gao
Member Winston Gao has been appointed as a panel arbitrator.
Past Board Member Gord McKee, member Francis Rouleau, and their partner Anne Glover author an article for Vanderbilt Law Review on requestor pays discovery rules.
IADC member Kurt Weaver and Kate Briel author an article on lawyers and social media on behalf of the IADC.
Manuel Barrocas, Chair of the International Committee, discusses what it will focus on in terms of membership, programming, and publications.
William A. Ruskin
IADC member Bill Ruskin authored an article for Thomson Reuters on behalf of the IADC.
Henry M. Sneath
Member Henry Sneath was lead presenter of a program on The Defend Trade Secrets Act in the Honorable Cathy Bissoon's courtroom.
Four IADC members who are attorneys at Christian & Small have been recognized as Super Lawyers.
IADC members Charles W. Browning and Mary Massaron, of Plunkett Cooney, have been recognized by DBusiness.
Member J.T. Wilson III obtained a summary judgment for a local municipal client.
Mark P. Sheer
Member Mark Scheer recently obtained a trial victory in Spokane County, Washington.
IADC member Paul Mogin recently authored an article that was published by The Champion in the September/October 2018 issue.
Member David Wilkinson passed away on November 7, 2018.
Kendall Harrison, Chair of the Amicus Curiae Committee, shares what the Committee does and how they can be of service to the IADC membership.
Tamela J. White
Past Board Member Tammy White recently authored an article for the Marshall Journal of Medicine.
Five IADC members who are Huie Law partners have been recognized in the 2018 Super Lawyers listing.
Member M.C. Sungaila of Haynes and Boone, LLP has joined the board of the Pacific Symphony.
IADC member Robert Bond was recently appointed as the 2nd Vice President of the Society for Corporate Compliance and Ethics.
IADC Diversity and Inclusion Chair and Employment Law Chair Bonnie Mayfield has recently been interviewed by a variety of media outlets.
Robert P. Latham
IADC member Bob Latham has been appointed as a board member and a trustee of International ARTICLE 19.
Jason C. Rose
Jason Rose, Chair of the Drug, Device and Biotechnology Committee, highlights his Vice Chairs and the goals they have for the year ahead.
IADC member Deborah Cole recently obtained a defense verdict in an expungement case.
J. Matthew Haynes
IADC member Matthew Haynes obtained a defense verdict on behalf of a global warehouse retailer in a two day jury trial.
Members Charles Browning, Jerry Galante, Mary Massaron, and Scott Sirich make the Michigan "Super Lawyers" list.
Guilherme Rizzo Amaral
IADC member Guilherme Rizzo Amaral recently spoke in London on the arbitration of Sino-Brazilian disputes.
IADC member Chas Reynolds joins Trenam Law in Tampa, Florida USA.
Melissa Ventrone, Chair of the Cyber Security, Data Privacy and Technology Committee, describes the goals the Committee has for the upcoming year.
James F. Rogers
Member Jim Rogers and his partner, Kate Helm, received a defense verdict in a medical device case.
IADC President Craig Thompson and IADC members Michael Magner and Scott Tucker were recently inducted as Fellows into the American College of Trial Lawyers.
IADC Past President Rex Linder was honored and roasted on September 26 for his contributions to Mark Linder Walk charity.
Sharon Donaldson Stuart
Sharon Donaldson Stuart, Chair of the Insurance and Reinsurance Committee, shares what the Committee is doing in order to further the 2018-19 theme.
IADC member David Rheney and Bill Young, of Gallivan White & Boyd, P.A. recently completed two trials on behalf of XPO Express in federal court in Charleston.
Blake, Cassels & Graydon LLP has been recognized for its products liability defence work by Chambers Canada.
Sonia Escobio O'Donnell
Sonia Escobio O'Donnell, Chair of the Appellate Practice Committee, discusses the make up of her Committee and how you can get involved.
Steven M. Sitek
Steven Sitek has been elected as President of Minnesota Defense Lawyers Association.
Numerous IADC members from the Plunkett Cooney law firm make the 2019 edition of Best Lawyers in America.
Member Bonnie Mayfield received a trial win in an employment-related case.
Christopher A. Kenney
Member Chris Kenney will be President of the Massachusetts Bar Association for the 2018-2019 year.
Tim Pinos, Chair of the Class Actions and Multi-Party Litigation Committee, shares how the Committee is making efforts to be as relevant to as many members as possible.
Tucker Ellis LLP lawyers Jonathan Cooper, Jeffrey Healy, and Sandra Wunderlich have been recognized by The Best Lawyers in America.
Member J.K. Leonard has been recognized by Best Lawyers.
Member Bonnie Mayfield has been recognized in the 2019 edition of The Best Lawyers in America.
Roy Alan Cohen
Member Roy Cohen was inducted as Chair of the Tort Trial and Insurance Practice Section for the ABA.
Numerous IADC members of Christian & Small have been recognized in the 2019 edition of The Best Lawyers in America.
E. Paul Cauley, Jr.
IADC member Paul Cauley will chair Drinker Biddle & Reath LLP's national Class Actions Team.
Bridget G. Hoy
IADC member Bridget Hoy received the Richard S. Arnold Award from the U.S. Court of Appeals.
L. Gino Marchetti, Jr.
IADC Past President Gino Marchetti has been named President of the NFJE.
IADC members Bruce Barze and Todd Lowther have been recognized by The Best Lawyers in America.
Matthew D. Keenan
Matt Keenan, Chair of the Social Justice Pro Bono Committee, shares personal stories of his pro bono work and how you can become involved with the Committee.
Craig A. Thompson
Craig Thompson, IADC President, shares his vision and theme for the 2018-2019 Association year.
IADC member M.C. Sungaila has been named a Board of Director for the National Association of Women Lawyers and will serve a three-year term.
IADC member Dorothee Ruckteschler has been appointed as a member of ICC's International Court of Arbitration.
IADC member Chris Drewery authored an article on behalf of the IADC for Modern Contractor Solutions.
A new arbitration law was passed in early July in Argentina.
IADC member Guilherme Rizzo Amaral has been appointed to act as Ambassador to the Commission of the ICC International Court of Arbitration.
Member Sitpah Selvaratnam has been appointed as a member of ICC's International Court of Arbitration.
Ivan M. Rodriguez
IADC member Ivan Rodriguez joins Phelps Dunbar, LLP as a partner.
The IADC ended its 2018 Annual Meeting with the recommendation and acceptance of the 2018-2019 Board of Directors members.
IADC member M.C. Sungaila led an appellate team at Haynes and Boone, LLP to secure three courtroom wins.
IADC member Asim Desai, along with a team of Gordon & Rees attorneys, obtained a complete defense verdict in a construction accident case.
IADC member Marsha Piccone will join firm Fox Rothschild LLP in a firm merger.
Jaime E. Davis
IADC member Jaime Davis authored an article on FDA advisory action letters for Law360 on behalf of the IADC.
James A. King
IADC member Jim King led a team that obtained a complete defense verdict for one of the nation's largest egg farms.
Joseph J. Roper
Joe Roper is the recipient of the 2018 Ben Ely Jr. Defense Lawyer of the Year Award.
IADC member Andrew Chamberlin recently authored an article for DRI's For the Defense.
Tom McCarron, Chair of the Construction Law and Litigation Committee, shares the Committee's activities from the past year.
Member Alice Spitz was recently awarded "Premises Liability Lawyer of the Year in New York" by Corporate INTL.
IADC member Kurt Gerstner obtained a favorable jury verdict for his client in the United States District Court for the Southern District of New York.
IADC sent a detailed written submission to the Law Commission of Ontario.
IADC member Michael Aylward has been named to serve as President-Elect of the American College of Coverage and Extracontractual Counsel.
IADC members Jim Rogers and Richard North recently received a defense verdict in a product liability trial.
IADC member Matthew Keenan authors an article for Law360 on mistakes in company witness prep.
IADC member Rodney Umberger of Williams Kastner obtained a defense verdict for his client Quanta Services/Potelco, Inc.
Many IADC members have been acknowledged and recognized by Who's Who Legal in their Product Liability Defence 2018 analysis.
The Mississippi Supreme Court rejects a proposal from a plaintiff's lawyer to permit class actions. Stephanie Rippee submitted a comment on IADC's behalf.
IADC member Matt Wojcik obtains a defense verdict in a recent medical malpractice trial in Seattle.
Deirdre C. McGlinchey
IADC member Deirdre McGlinchey has been named Honorary Consul for Netherlands.
IADC members Jon Berkelhammer, Alex Hagan, and Dixie Wells, all of Ellis & Winters LLP, have been ranked by Chambers USA 2018.
Christopher C. Lam
IADC member Chris Lam has been installed as president-elect of the Mecklenburg County Bar for 2018-2019.
IADC President-Elect Craig Thompson has been ranked by Chambers USA in their 2018 edition.
IADC member Chris Lam has been named managing partner of his firm's Charlotte office.
IADC members Sharla Frost and Sherry Knutson have been recognized in Chambers USA for 2018.
Mary Anne Mellow
Member Mary Anne Mellow will be honored with a Litigation Practitioner Award at the 20th annual Women's Justice Awards in St. Louis on May 3.
A message from the President.
Numerous IADC members have been elected to DRI leadership positions.
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