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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



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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 Commercial Litigation Construction 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 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 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 Committee
Board of Directors By-Laws and Resolutions Committee CLE Committee
Contracts Committee Convention Exhibitors Committee Convention Review Committee
Corporate Counsel Committee Counsel Connect Deposition Boot Camp
Evaluation Committee Executive Committee FDCC Advance
Federation U Finance and Budget Committee Foundation-Fund Raising Committee
Foundation-Visibility Committee Insurance Industry Committee Law Firm Management Conference
Litigation Management College Committee Local Meetings Project Meeting Sites Committee
Membership Development & Retention Committee Professional Women's Forum Projects & Objectives Committee
Publications Committee State and International Representatives Strategic Plan
Strategic Plan Compliance Succession Planning Trial Masters Program
Visibility Project Webinar Project Website Revision Project
Website/Social Media Committee


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