Butler, Snow, O’Mara, Stevens & Cannada, PLLC (Butler Snow) is pleased to announce that Christopher S. Berdy has been named the Chairman of the International Association of Defense Counsel’s (IADC) Continuing Legal Education (CLE) Steering Committee for the organization’s 2014 Annual Meeting. Berdy will be responsible for organizing and coordinating the substantive CLE programming for the Annual Meeting in Vienna, Austria.
Berdy is a member of the firm’s Commercial Litigation Group and Product Liability, Toxic Tort and Environmental Group. He focuses his practice on complex business and commercial disputes, business tort law, product liability defense and personal injury defense.
“This is a great opportunity for Chris,” said Donald Clark, Jr., Chairman, Butler Snow. “His knowledge and experience will serve the IADC well.”
Berdy earned his undergraduate education at Washington and Lee University before earning his Juris Doctorate from the Cumberland School of Law. He is an AV-Rated attorney by Martindale-Hubbell. In addition to being a member of the IADC, he is also a member of the Defense Research Institute, the Alabama Defense Lawyers Association, the Birmingham Crippled Children’s Foundation, and the Rotary Club of Birmingham.
Founded in 1920, the 2,500 member invitation-only IADC seeks to enhance the development of skills, professionalism and camaraderie to serve and benefit the members, their clients, as well as the civil justice system and the legal profession. The IADC is comprised of the world’s leading corporate and insurance lawyers. Members represent the largest corporations around the world, including a majority of companies listed in the FORTUNE 500.