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FDCC E-Newsletter DECEMBER 2017

In This Issue
February 24-28, 2018
Amelia Island, FL

Masters In Marketing
February 26, 2018
Amelia Island, FL
contact Frank Ramos
to apply

February 27, 2018
Amelia Island, FL

Ladder Down Programs
Beginning January, 2018
Phoenix, San Francisco & Seattle

& Graduate Program
May 20-23, 2018
Philadelphia, PA

Master Trial Advocate Certificate Program
April 6-8, 2018
Philadelphia, PA

FDCC Europe
Regional Meeting
April 10, 2018
London, UK

2018 Annual Meeting
July 29-August 4, 2018
Location: Wailea Beach, HI
Click below to register
January 17, 2018
1:00 p.m. EST

January 22, 2018,
1:00 p.m. EST
Corporate Counsel

Robert F. McCarthy
Nationwide Mutual Insurance Company
Mineola, NY

Juan Jose Trillo
Crum & Foster
Jersey City, NJ
Defense Counsel

Kelley J. Barnett
Frantz Ward LLP
Cleveland, OH

Paul M. Kessimian
Partridge, Snow & Hahn, LLP
Providence, RI

Nick J. Lanza
Lanza Law Firm, P.C.
Houston, TX

Brian M. Margolies
Traub Lieberman Straus & Shrewsberry LLP
Hawthorne, NY


Kim M. Moody
AXIS Insurance Company
New York, NY
Federation Publications
From the President 
FDCC Year In Review
The book has just about closed on 2017 and 2018 is vying for all our attention. Before we turn that last page on this year, I thought we should take a look back because 2017 has been a pretty amazing year for the Federation.
There is not enough time or space to do everyone justice so here goes a quick recap and kudos to those that made the year a success.
Leadership For Lawyers

Download your copy of the FDCC's latest publication!

This collection features leadership lessons and wisdom shared by more than twenty FDCC colleagues.

Click here to download and share your copy.
Registration for Amelia Island Winter Meeting Is Open

Registration for the FDCC 2018 Winter Meeting in Amelia Island is open! On-line registration and program information can be found here

As always we encourage you to register and make your reservations soon. Rooms and programming are expected to fill quickly!

Please contact with any questions. 
Journey to Cuba with the FDCC

Extend your Winter Meeting experience with a trip to Cuba! FDCC members will be traveling to Havana immediately following the conclusion of the Winter Meeting for a tour of the island nation's rich culture and heritage. 

This opportunity is ONLY open to members who register for the Winter Meeting. More information can be found here.
Apply for the 2nd Annual Masters In Marketing Program

On February 26, 2018 the Federation is having its second Annual Masters In Marketing Program where younger lawyers can learn from our members how to develop long term business relationships which will grow their books of business and result in friendships for years to come.

When it comes to business development, it's all about the relationships, and this program shows how to create, foster and cultivate  those relationships.

Often, firms ask their attorneys what was their return on investment on attending a seminar or conference. This Program will equip lawyers with the tools to make every conference, seminar or reception they attend to provide their firms a return on their investments.

If you know of a junior partner at your firm who would make a great addition as a member to our organization and you want to provide him or her a peak into who we are and what we do, consider asking them to come. It's a full day and it's free. Do it now before the limited spots are filled up. 

View our Program brochure here and contact Frank Ramos to submit an application. 
Ladder Down Registration Deadline Approaching

The deadline for our three 2018 Ladder Down programs (Phoenix, San Francisco and Seattle) is fast approaching. All applications are due by December 29 and space is limited!
Women attorneys who are interested in participating can click here to register or learn more!
Mark Your Calendars for Our Upcoming Meetings!
April 10, 2018,
Jones Day Law Firm, London
FDCC Europe Regional Meeting
Hold the date! April in London! Going to AIDA in Warsaw? Have London clients you would like to see? The Federation is headed to London for a one day meeting for our European members, our members elsewhere around the world and for clients doing business in the EU.

Mark April 10, 2018 in your calendars. Consider it like a European CCS.

Carlos Conception and the Jones Day law firm have graciously agreed to host the conference. It will be one day, includes lunch and a networking reception at the end of the day. It is timed so that people traveling to Warsaw for the AIDA meeting can attend the conference and do some business in London on the way to AIDA.

Presentations will be offered for CLE credit and intended for business issues faced by companies doing business in the EU. Data privacy and international arbitration and other dispute resolution techniques are among the topics to be addressed. 

Pricing and details coming soon. Registration will open in late January 2018.
April 6-8, 2018,
Veritext Legal Solutions, Philadelphia

TECH U: Technology Master Advocate Certificate Program
Tech U is a cutting edge legal technology program that allows lawyers to maximize their use of technology in the courtroom. 
Participants will complete a remote technology curriculum before attending the meeting in Philadelphia to complete and present their capstone work. 
Interested members should contact Bob Christie with any questions. Registration will open in January.
May 20-23, 2018,
Chubb Hotel & Conference Center, Philadelphia

Litigation Management College & Litigation Graduate Program
The FDCC's LMC and Graduate programs return this spring in Philadelphia. This program is a can't miss opportunity for any claims professional looking to sharpen their skills. Registration opens in January.
Barb Currie Diversity Scholarship: Applications are due by January 15, 2018
The FDCC Foundation is accepting applications for the Barb Currie Diversity Scholarship. The deadline to receive applications is January 15, 2018All diverse law school students and prospective students are eligible to apply. The scholarship offers a $5,000 academic scholarship award and access to impactful internship opportunities.
Please share this opportunity with any current or prospective legal students, admissions advisors, career counselors, and families within your networks.
More information may be found here. Please contact Diane Polscer with any questions.
Pay Dues and Renew Membership Online

As a reminder, you can pay your 2017-2018 dues online by entering your username and password in the Sign-in section on the FDCC website:, or you can mail your payment to:
FDCC, 275 N. York Street, Elmhurst, IL 60126
If you have forgotten your user name or password please contact us by phone at (630) 433-4517. 
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