BIRMINGHAM, AL—Bradley Arant Boult Cummings LLP is pleased to announce that Edward S. Sledge IV, a partner in the firm’s Birmingham office, has been elected president of the board of the International Association of Defense Counsel (IADC) Foundation for 2023-2024, effective this month.
The IADC is the preeminent, invitation-only, global legal organization for attorneys who represent corporate and insurance interests. The IADC Foundation’s mission 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.
Mr. Sledge is a litigator and trial lawyer with wide ranging experience in high-stakes, bet-the-company disputes for a variety of corporate clients and private equity groups nationwide. He regularly represents financial services clients in connection with finance-related litigation, including the defense of class actions, lender liability, securities, and RICO claims. In addition, he litigates product liability matters, consumer finance disputes, intellectual property disputes, and insurance coverage matters, as well as personal injury and wrongful death matters. Mr. Sledge also is a frequent lecturer and author on civil litigation and trial issues.