Tripp Haston to Speak on Trade and Litigation Funding at Series of Events in China

Press Release

Bradley is pleased to announce that Tripp Haston, a partner in the firm’s Birmingham office and chair of Bradley’s Life Sciences Industry Team, will speak at three events in China during the week of Oct. 29, addressing topics including U.S. trade policy and third-party litigation funding.

On Oct. 29 in Beijing and Oct. 31 in Shenzhen, Mr. Haston will discuss U.S. trade policy and the experience of Zhongxing Telecommunication Equipment (ZTE) Corporation, the China-based, global leader in telecommunications and information technology. The events, both titled "Chinese Enterprises Cross-Border Investment and International Trade Compliance Summit," also will feature remarks by Liu Xiangdong, ZTE’s compliance director. Attendees at the summits will include senior executives in compliance and legal departments; compliance officers and legal counsel from state-owned enterprises, private companies, and international companies; and other legal professionals. Both summits are co-sponsored by the International Association of Defense Counsel (IADC), Benchmark Chambers International, and the Beijing-based Zhong Lun Law Firm.

On Nov. 2, Mr. Haston will chair a panel discussion of third-party litigation funding, to be held at the IADC’s Asian Regional Meeting in Hong Kong. The program, “Global Rise of Third-Party Disputes Finance in Litigation and International Arbitration,” will include panelists from Australia, China and Singapore. Mr. Haston is the current Asian membership envoy and a past president of the IADC, which is the preeminent invitation-only global legal organization for attorneys who represent corporate and insurance interests.

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, as well as a national team member in individual actions and in mass tort and multi-district litigation. His experience has involved matters throughout the United States, Europe, Asia and South America.

In addition to the IADC, Mr. Haston is active in leadership of several other legal and civil justice organizations. He has served as a member of the board of directors of DRI and Lawyers for Civil Justice. In addition, he is the past chair of the Alabama State Bar’s Leadership Forum and a past president of the Young Lawyers Section of the Birmingham Bar Association.