The Federation of Defense and Corporate Counsel was formed 80 years ago. Its members are national and international coordinating counsel as well as trial attorneys and claims directors of national insurance companies all over the world. Membership is by invitation only and subjected to an intense peer review process. The Federation members include presidents and officers of leading trial lawyer organizations such as The American College of Trial Lawyers, The American Board of Trial Advocates and the International Academy of Trial Lawyers. Insurance industry leaders are also in the FDCC. Jim will be formally inducted at the Annual National Meeting in Sun Valley, Idaho on July 29.