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The Federation of Defense & Corporate Counsel (FDCC), composed of recognized leaders in the legal community who have achieved professional distinction, is dedicated to promoting knowledge, fellowship, and professionalism of its members as they pursue the course of a balanced justice system and represent those in need of a defense in civil lawsuits. 

Read our history in the 75th Anniversary edition of:
 [Above and Beyond: A History of The Federation of Defense & Corporate Counsel]



The FDCC values and is committed to promoting diversity within the organization’s membership, environment, and culture. The FDCC seeks to foster understanding, acceptance, and respect among all people. The FDCC recognizes that the inclusion of people from diverse backgrounds enriches us personally, strengthens our organization, and enhances the quality and talent within the legal profession.   More on Diversity



2016-2017 Board of Directors
Bottom Row (front left to right); Elizabeth Lorell, Steve Farrar, Scott Kreamer, Mills Gallivan, Don Myles, Marty Streeper
Back Row (from left to right): Terence Ridley, Ned Currie, Todd Roberts, Brett Preston, Reid Manley, Howard Merten, Heidi Goebel, Michael Glascott, Stacy Broman, Craig Marvinney, Clark Hudson, Johnny Sarber, Michael Scott, Victor Anderson 
Not Pictured: David Nicholas and Bob Christie

Officers & Board of Directors FDCC Membership  Substantive Law Sections
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Substantive Law Sections
Substantive law sections, established in fields of law and practice that are material to the interests and professional activities of the membership, meet regularly during the Winter and Annual Meetings of the Federation. Between meetings, section members conduct their assigned activities and maintain a close working relationship. Periodic publication of section newsletters enhances this relationship. New sections and committees are added as new areas of claims and practice emerge..

Alternative Dispute Resolution Section Appellate Law Section Civil Rights and Public Entity Liability
Class Action and Multidistrict Litigation Construction Law Data Breach, Privacy and Cyber Insurance Law
Drug, Device and Biotechnology Employment Practices and Workplace Liability Energy Utilities Law Section
Extra Contractual Liability Section Healthcare Practice Section Insurance Coverage Section
Intellectual Property International Practice Law Law Practice Management Section
Life, Health and Disability Premises and Security Liability Products Liability
Professional Liability Property Insurance Reinsurance, Excess and Surplus Lines
Toxic Tort and Environmental Law Transportation Trial Tactics, Practice and Procedures
FDCC Administrative Committees/AD HOC Committees, Projects & Initiatives
To assist the Federation of Defense & Corporate Counsel in its publications, programs and internal activities, a number of active and important Committees are in operation.

Admissions Committee Advisory Committee Amicus and Public Policy Committee
Board of Directors By-Laws and Resolutions Committee CLE Committee
Commercial Litigation Contracts Committee Convention Review Committee
Convention Sponsors Committee Corporate Counsel Committee Counsel Connect
Deposition Boot Camp Diversity Committee Executive Committee
FDCC Advance FDCC History Federation U
Finance and Budget Committee Insurance Industry Committee International Ambassadors
International Insurance Summit 2017 Joint Law Firm Management Commitee Ladder Down
Law Firm Management Conference Lifetime Achievement Award Litigation Management College Committee
Local Meetings Project Masters in Marketing Meeting Sites Committee
Membership Development & Retention Committee Professional Women's Forum Projects & Objectives Committee
Publications Committee State and International Representatives Strategic Plan Compliance
Succession Planning Trial Masters Program Visibility Project
Webinar Project Website Revision Project Website/Social Media Committee


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