Craig MarvinneyAugust 17, 2021

The Federation of Defense & Corporate Counsel (FDCC) has named Walter | Haverfield partner, Craig Marvinney of Cleveland, Ohio, to its Secretary-Treasurer position. Marvinney, who previously served on the FDCC’s board of directors, will oversee the FDCC’s finances and budget until he ascends the ranks to become President-Elect in 2022 and President in 2023. The FDCC is a premier organization, made up of 1,500 members, including highly esteemed corporate defense trial attorneys both nationally and internationally.

“The FDCC is dedicated to promoting knowledge, fellowship, and professionalism,” said Marvinney. “I am looking forward to embodying that mission while we move forward from these COVID times. We will renew our push in promoting high integrity and excellence among members and beyond.”

The FDCC’s hand-picked members have achieved the highest levels of professional distinction. For more than 80 years, they have been leaders in-house and in the courthouse. It is an elite group that drives the agenda and educates the defense legal community. The group encourages cutting edge proficiency of its members in pursuing the course of a balanced justice system and representing those in need of defense in civil lawsuits.

Since 1999, Marvinney has been highly involved with the FDCC. Previously, he served as a Senior Director on the Board for four consecutive terms. He also served on the FDCC Executive Committee and was the Convention Chair for the organization’s 2020 Winter Meeting. Marvinney received the 2019 President’s Award for Extraordinary Service from the FDCC for his work as Editor-In-Chief of the Federation’s Claims Professional Desk Reference, which includes 51 state and territorial jurisdictions’ laws and information relevant to the work of insurance claims adjusters throughout the United States.

“We are proud of Craig and his contributions to the FDCC,” said Ralph Cascarilla, managing partner of Walter | Haverfield. “He is an experienced litigator and has all the skills needed to lead the organization into its next chapter.”

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