Lorell Named President of Federation of Defense and Corporate Counsel

The Federation of Defense and Corporate Counsel (FDCC) names Elizabeth Lorell as the new president of the legal organization comprised of civil defense and corporate counsel and industry representatives from the US and around the world.

“I am extremely proud to be part of the FDCC, and it’s a sincere honor to now serve as its President,” said Lorell. “The legal field is changing rapidly, and I look forward to working with our more than 1,300 members in furthering the mission of this organization and ensuring our members not only stay ahead of the curve, but also play leading roles in meeting the opportunities and challenges of tomorrow.”

Lorell was elected secretary-treasurer of the FDCC in 2017, succeeding to president-elect in mid-2018. Over the course of her more than 13 years of membership, Lorell has advanced the FDCC in a number of capacities, including as chair of the Employment Practices and Workplace Liability Section and the Winter Meeting Convention, and in promoting diversity within the legal industry. Her committee efforts have included work on the Strategic Planning Committee, the Resolutions Revisions Committee and the Membership Development Committee. During her tenure with the Employment Section, she received the John Alan Appleman Award for her accomplishments.

In addition, Lorell also serves on the board of directors for Lawyers for Civil Justice and the Defense Research Institute.

Currently a partner at Gordon & Rees in Florham Park, her practice focuses on employment law, professional liability defense and insurance coverage. She is also co-chair of the firm’s E-Discovery Practice. Lorell received her bachelor’s degree in political science and government at West Chester University of Pennsylvania and her J.D. in law at University of Denver – Sturm College of Law.

Taking over as president-elect will be Michael Glascott. Glascott has been a member of the FDCC for 16 years and was elected secretary-treasurer in 2018. A partner resident in the Buffalo office of Goldberg Segalla, Glascott has previously served as chair of the FDCC Finance and Budget Committee, Bylaws and Resolutions Committee and Convention Review Committee.

FDCC’s outgoing president, Don Myles, will assume the role of chairman of the FDCC’s board of directors. Myles is a partner at Jones, Skelton & Hochuli in Phoenix.

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