Press ReleasesFederation of Defense & Corporate Counsel Elects 2016 – 2017 Officers and Board Members at Annual Meeting

July 29, 20160

H. Mills Gallivan, of Gallivan White & Boyd PA (Greenville, SC), was elected President of the Federation of Defense & Corporate Counsel (FDCC) at the 2016 Annual Meeting at the Fairmont Le Manior Richelieu, La Malbaie, Quebec in Canada. The FDCC is an invitation-only organization that consists of accomplished defense attorneys (limited to 1200 in the USA), corporate counsel, and insurance industry executives who have achieved professional distinction during their careers.

Also elected as FDCC officers at the Annual Meeting are President-Elect J. Scott Kreamer, of Baker Sterchi Cowden & Rice LLC (Kansas City, MO), and Secretary-Treasurer Donald L. Myles, Jr., of Jones Skelton & Hochuli, P.L.C. (Phoenix, AZ). Steven E. Farrar, of Smith Moore Leatherwood LLP (Greenville, SC), moved into the Board Chair position after completing a year as FDCC President.

Elected to the Board of Directors were:

Senior Directors:
Robert L. Christie, Christie Law Group PLLC (Seattle, WA)
Edward J. Currie, Jr., Currie Johnson & Myers, P.A. (Jackson, MS)
Michael T. Glascott, Goldberg Segalla (Buffalo, NY)
Elizabeth F. Lorell, Gordon & Rees LLP (Florham Park, NJ)
Howard A. Merten, Partridge Snow & Hahn LLP (Providence, RI)
Brett J. Preston, Hill Ward Henderson (Tampa, FL)
Todd A. Roberts, Ropers Majeski Kohn Bentley (Redwood City, CA)
W. Michael Scott, VP & General Counsel of CrownQuest Operating, LLC (Midland, TX)

Victor R. Anderson, III, Haight Brown & Bonesteel LLP (Los Angeles, CA)
Stacy A. Broman, Meagher & Geer PLLP (Minneapolis, MN)
Heidi G. Goebel, Goebel Anderson PC (Salt Lake City, UT)
Clark R. Hudson, Neil, Dymott, Frank, McFall, Trexler, McCabe & Hudson APLC (San Diego, CA)
Reid S. Manley, Burr Forman LLP (Birmingham, AL)
Craig A. Marvinney, Walter & Haverfield LLP (Cleveland, OH)
David M. Nicholas, Assistant General Counsel of TE Connectivity (Middletown, PA)
Terence M. Ridley, Wheeler Trigg O’Donnell LLP (Denver, CO)
L. Johnson Sarber, III, Marks Gray PA (Jacksonville, FL)

About the Federation of Defense and Corporate Counsel (FDCC)

The Federation of Defense & Corporate Counsel is composed of recognized leaders in the legal community. 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

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