The Foundation of the International Association of Defense Counsel (IADC) has announced the election of new officers and members of its board of directors for 2023-24, effective February 2023.
The newly elected IADC Foundation Board officers, who will serve one-year terms, are:
- President Edward S. Sledge IV, a partner at Bradley Arant Boult Cummings LLP in Birmingham, Alabama.
- Vice President Manuel Moctezuma, managing partner at Moctezuma Castro S.C. in Mexico City, Mexico.
- Secretary-Treasurer Michael A. Airdo, a founding member at Airdo Werwas, LLC, in Chicago, Illinois.
The newly elected IADC Foundation Board members are:
- Darby V. Doan, a partner at Haltom & Doan in Texarkana, Texas.
- Michelle A. Hernandez, a shareholder at Modrall Sperling in Albuquerque, New Mexico.
- Shannon R. Joseph, a partner at Morningstar Law Group in Raleigh, North Carolina.
- J. Calhoun Watson, managing member at Robinson Gray Stepp & Laffitte, LLC in Columbia, South Carolina.
The IADC Foundation Board’s outgoing officers are Mollie F. Benedict (president), a partner at Tucker & Ellis LLP in Los Angeles, California; and Donna L. Burden (vice president), a founding member and managing partner at Burden, Hafner & Hansen, LLC in Buffalo, New York. The Foundation Board’s outgoing members are Joseph D. Cohen, a partner at Porter Hedges in Houston, Texas; and Jessalyn H. Zeigler, a member at Bass, Berry & Sims PLC in Nashville, Tennessee.
The IADC is the preeminent invitation-only global legal organization for attorneys who represent corporate and insurance interests. The mission of the IADC Foundation is to support the rule of law and access for all to a fair and just legal system through education and research, strategic partnerships, and relevant projects.
About the International Association of Defense Counsel
The IADC is the preeminent invitation-only global legal organization for attorneys who represent corporate and insurance interests. Founded in 1920, the IADC has members who hail from six continents, 51 countries and territories, and all 50 U.S. states. The core purposes of the IADC are to enhance the development of skills, promote professionalism, and facilitate camaraderie among its members and their clients, as well as the broader civil justice community. For more information, visit www.iadclaw.org.