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Federation of Defense & Corporate Counsel Elects 2014-2015 Officers

FDCC Elects 2014-2015 Officers and Board Members at Annual Meeting

TAMPA, Fla., Aug. 15, 2014 /PRNewswire-iReach/ -- Victoria H. Roberts, who is Vice President and Litigation Counsel to Meadowbrook Insurance Group (Scottsdale, AZ), was elected President of the Federation of Defense & Corporate Counsel (FDCC) at its recent Annual Meeting at The Greenbrier in WV.  Ms. Roberts becomes the first in-house insurance corporate counsel to become President of this prestigious association.  The FDCC is an invitation-only organization that consists of accomplished defense attorneys, corporate counsel, and insurance industry executives who have achieved professional distinction during their careers. 

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Also elected as FDCC officers at the Annual Meeting were President-Elect Steven E. Farrar of Smith Moore Leatherwood LLP (Greenville, SC) and Secretary-Treasurer H. Mills Gallivan of Gallivan White & Boyd PA (Greenville, SC). Timothy A. Pratt, Executive Vice President, Chief Administrative Officer, General Counsel and Corporate Secretary of Boston Scientific, moved into the Board Chair position after completing an exceptional year as President of the FDCC. Mr. Pratt was the first Corporate Counsel to serve as Federation President.

Ms. Roberts remarked, "It is an honor and a pleasure to have the opportunity to lead such a remarkable group of lawyers who are members by virtue of having reached the top of our profession.  The FDCC attracts the top echelon of private practitioners as well as the best in-house litigation managers and general counsel from both the insurance industry and corporate America's law departments.  Innovative programming and superb networking are our hallmarks."


Elected at the meeting to the Board of Directors were:

Senior Directors:  

Bruce D. Celebrezze of Sedgwick LLP (San Francisco, CA)

Walter W. Dukes of Dukes, Dukes, Keating, Faneca P.A. (Gulfport, MS)

J. Scott Kreamer of Baker Sterchi Cowden & Rice LLC (Kansas City, MO)

Elizabeth F. Lorell of Gordon & Rees LLP (Florham Park, NJ)

Howard A. Merten of Partridge Snow & Hahn LLP (Providence, RI)

Donald L. Myles, Jr. of Jones Skelton & Hochuli, P.L.C. (Phoenix, AZ)

W. Michael Scott, VP & General Counsel of CrownQuest Operating, LLC (Midland, TX)

Debra Tedeschi Varner of McNeer Highland McMunn & Varner, L.C. (Clarksburg, WV)



Stacy A. Broman of Meagher & Geer PLLP (Minneapolis, MN)

Robert L. Christie of Christie Law Group PLLC (Seattle, WA)

Edward J. Currie, Jr. of Currie Johnson Griffin & Myers, P.A. (Jackson, MS)

Andrew B. Downs of Bullivant Houser Bailey PC (San Francisco, CA)

T. Glascott of Goldberg Segalla (Buffalo, NY)

Clark R. Hudson of Neil, Dymott, Frank, McFall & Trexler APLC (San Diego, CA)

Leslie C. Packer of Ellis & Winters LLP (Raleigh, NC)

Brett J. Preston of Hill Ward Henderson (Tampa, FL)

Todd A. Roberts of Ropers Majeski Kohn Bentley (Redwood City, CA)


About the Federation of Defense and Corporate Counsel

The Federation of Defense & Corporate Counsel is composed of recognized leaders in the legal community who have achieved professional distinction. The FDCC is dedicated to promoting the 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. Current membership is approximately 1400 from the United States and around the world. For more information about the FDCC or its projects, please visit

Media Contact: Marty Streeper, Federation of Defense & Corporate Counsel, 8139880022, [email protected]

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