Partner Tripp Haston Named International Association of Defense Counsel President

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Bradley Arant Boult Cummings LLP is pleased to announce that during its annual meeting in Vienna, Austria, the International Association of Defense Counsel (IADC) elected partner Tripp Haston to serve as President for the coming year. Mr. Haston has served the IADC as a member of its Board of Directors since 2010, and was President-Elect for 2013-14.

“We congratulate Tripp on this tremendous honor,” said Firm Chairman Beau Grenier. “This is a prestigious and very visible position, and it reflects the significant respect that the international defense bar has for Tripp.”

The IADC is the preeminent invitation-only global, legal organization for attorneys who represent corporate and insurance interests. Founded in 1920, the IADC’s members hail from five continents, 40 countries, and all 50 U.S. states. The core purposes of the IADC are to enhance the development of skills, promote professionalism, and facilitate camaraderie among its members and their clients, as well as the broader civil justice community.

“Our members share a global connection and during my year of service I will work to advance the IADC’s interests through specific initiatives,” said Mr. Haston. “These will include events for members and clients in Asia, Europe, North America, and South America. The IADC will also partner with other legal and business organizations on important civil justice reform efforts in the United States, Canada, and Europe.”

Mr. Haston serves as Co-Chair of the Life Sciences Industry Team at Bradley Arant Boult Cummings. He represents a broad spectrum of clients on regional, national, and international engagements. Mr. Haston has served numerous clients as national trial and coordinating counsel and a national team member in individual actions, as well as mass tort and multi-district litigation. He has handled matters throughout the United States, Europe, and Asia.

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