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Smith Moore Leatherwood's Steve Farrar Named Secretary Treasurer Of Federation Of Defense And Corporate Counsel

Greenville attorney continues leadership role with international organization

August 5, 2013

Greenville, S.C. — Smith Moore Leatherwood attorney Steve Farrar has been elected the Secretary Treasurer of the Federation of Defense and Corporate Counsel (FDCC) and as President in 2016-2017. Farrar moves into the position after serving on the Board of Directors and as former Vice-President for the organization.

"I am honored to be charged with additional responsibilities in the FDCC and intend to work very hard to continue the FDCC's tradition of outstanding leadership from its members. I consider the attorneys and counsel in the FDCC to be among the best in the nation and that is reflected in the quality of the programs and services presented by its members."

The FDCC is an invitation-only membership organization that consists of over 1,400 of the leading defense attorneys, corporate counsel and industry executives. The organization is composed of leaders within the legal community who have achieved professional distinction during their career and who actively promote knowledge, fellowship and professionalism within the membership.

Farrar has been deeply involved in membership relations and professional development and also served as program chair and convention chair respectively for FDCC summer meetings in 2008 and 2009.

Farrar is a trial lawyer and partner in the firm's Greenville office. His practice focuses on complex legal issues, including complicated business litigation, professional liability defense and major products liability issues. He is a graduate of the University of Virginia and the University of Richmond School of Law and was recently named in Woodward/White's 2010 listing of the Best Lawyers in America in four practice areas including "Bet The Company Litigation."

About the Federation of Defense and Corporate Counsel
The Federation of Defense & Corporate Counsel (FDCC), composed of recognized leaders in the legal community who have achieved professional distinction, is dedicated to promoting knowledge, fellowship, and professionalism of its members as they pursue the course of a balanced justice system and represent those in need of a defense in civil lawsuits. Current membership is slightly over 1400 and includes members from each of the United States plus Australia, Canada, Europe, Puerto Rico, and other areas.

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