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August 2019

Gordon & Rees Partner Elizabeth Lorell Named President of the Federation of Defense and Corporate Counsel

New Jersey partner Elizabeth F. Lorell is now the acting President of The Federation of Defense and Corporate Counsel (FDCC). During the past two years, Lorell has served as the FDCC's President-Elect (2018-2019) and Secretary-Treasurer (2017-2018) before succeeding to President. 

“I am extremely proud to be part of the FDCC, and it’s a sincere honor to now serve as its President,” said Lorell.  

Lorell has served the FDCC in many capacities since becoming a member in 2005. She and her husband, Jeff Lorell, were the Convention Chairs for the 2014 Winter Meeting in Marco Island. Prior to this, she was the Program Chair for the 2013 San Antonio Winter Meeting. She has been a member of numerous FDCC Presidential Projects and Committees including the Strategic Planning Committee (Co-Chair), Resolutions Revisions Committee (Chair), ADR Masters Committee (Vice Chair) and the E-Discovery Project (Vice Chair). Lorell has also spoken at numerous meetings, has written multiple articles for the Federation (four of which have been published in the FDCC Quarterly) and served as Chair of the Employment Practices Section.  In 2011, Lorell was the recipient of the John Alan Appleman Award for outstanding Section Chair for her work with the Employment Section.  For the last seven years, Lorell was elected to serve as a Director and Senior Director on the Federation’s Board of Directors.    

Founded in 1936, the FDCC is an international organization composed of the nation’s leaders in the legal community. Federation members have been judged by their peers to have achieved the highest in professional distinction, and are committed to promoting “Knowledge, Justice and Fellowship.” The over 1400 members of the FDCC include the top attorneys in private practice who specialize in civil defense litigation, as well as general counsel, risk managers and insurance claims examiners from throughout the world. The Federation is the premier organization for civil defense attorneys in the country and membership is by invitation after an extensive peer review selection process.

To view the press release issued by the FDCC, please click here.

Elizabeth F. Lorell is a partner in the Insurance, Professional Liability Defense, Employment, Class Action and Privacy & Data Security Practice Groups in the New Jersey, New York and Philadelphia offices. She also serves as co-chair of the firm's E-Discovery Practice. Her practice focuses on employment litigation, insurance coverage, professional liability, class actions, data security and other complex litigation.


Elizabeth F. Lorell