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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.



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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
Appellate Law
Civil Rights and Public Entity Liability
Class Action and Multidistrict Litigation
Commercial Litigation
Construction Law
Drug, Device and Biotechnology
Employment Practices and Workplace Liability
Extra Contractual Liability Section
Healthcare Practice Section
Insurance Coverage
Intellectual Property
International Practice Law
Life, Health and Disability
Management, Economics, E-Commerce, and Technology
Premises and Security Liability
Products Liability
Professional Liability
Property Insurance
Reinsurance, Excess and Surplus Lines
Toxic Tort and Environmental Law
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 Committee
Board of Directors
By-Laws and Resolutions Committee
CLE Committee
Contracts Committee
Convention Exhibitors Committee
Convention Review Committee
Corporate Counsel Committee
Deposition Boot Camp
Evaluation Committee
Executive Committee
FDCC Connect
Federation U
Finance and Budget Committee
Foundation Committee
Insurance Industry Committee
Law Firm Management Conference
Litigation Management College Committee
Local Meetings Project
Meeting Sites Committee
Membership Development & Retention Committee
Projects & Objectives Committee
Publications Committee/Quarterly Editorial Board
State and International Representatives
Strategic Plan
Succession Planning
Trial Masters Program
Visibility Project
Webinar Project
Website/Social Media Committee


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