Bradley Arant Boult Cummings LLP is pleased to announce that Tripp Haston, a partner in the firm’s Birmingham office, has been appointed as the 2018 Dean of the Corporate Counsel College. A continuing legal education (CLE) event of the International Association of Defense Counsel (IADC), the College is held each April in Chicago.
“We congratulate Tripp on his appointment to lead the Corporate Counsel College and continue in a leadership role with the International Association of Defense Counsel,” said Bradley Chairman of the Board and Managing Partner Beau Grenier.
The IADC’s Corporate Counsel College is an interactive learning experience that involves in-house corporate counsel, outside counsel and insurance executives sharing their experiences and discussing key issues facing companies. The IADC is the preeminent invitation-only global legal organization for attorneys who represent corporate and insurance interests. With members from six continents, 46 countries, and all 50 U.S. states, the organization maintains a leadership role in many areas of legal reform and professional development.
Co-chair of Bradley's Life Sciences Industry Team, Mr. Haston represents a broad spectrum of clients on regional, national and international engagements. He regularly represents medical device and pharmaceutical clients in products liability litigation. In addition, he has served numerous clients as national trial and coordinating counsel and as a national team member in individual actions as well as mass tort and multi-district litigation. His experience has involved matters throughout the United States, Europe, Asia and South America.
Mr. Haston is a past president of the IADC. In addition, he has served as a board member of DRI, the nation’s largest organization of defense counsel, and Lawyers for Civil Justice, an organization comprised of leading corporate counsel and defense bar practitioners dedicated to promoting fairness in the U.S. civil justice system. Mr. Haston is a past chair of the Alabama State Bar’s Leadership Forum and a past president of the Young Lawyers Section of the Birmingham Bar Association. He also is active in service to the United Way of Central Alabama and has served as an officer and board member of his community’s charitable foundation for its public schools.
Mr. Haston earned his J.D. (summa cum laude) from the University of Alabama School of Law and his Bachelor of Arts from Auburn University.