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Wed 23 Aug, 2023 # News

IADC Announces Henry Morrissette as New Board Member

The International Association of Defense Counsel (IADC) has elected Henry T. Morrissette, a Member at Hand Arendall Harrison Sale LLC in Mobile, Alabama, as a new member of the IADC Board of Directors. The announcement was made at the organization’s 2023 Annual Meeting July 14 in Waimea, Hawaii.

The IADC is the preeminent invitation-only global legal organization for attorneys who represent corporate and insurance interests.

A member of the IADC since 2002, Mr. Morrissette is a past chair of the organization’s Amicus Curiae (2022-2023), In House and Law Firm Management (2019-2021) and Trial Techniques and Tactics (2013-2015) committees. In addition, he served on the faculty for the 2012 IADC Trial Academy at Stanford Law School, as the 2010 IADC General Convention chair, and as the program chair for the 2011 IADC Annual Meeting. In addition, he served as co-editor of the Third Edition of the Defense Counsel Training Manual published by the IADC.

Chair of Hand Arendall Harrison Sale’s Personal Injury, Insurance and Employment Practice Group, Mr. Morrissette has more than three decades of experience representing corporate and individual clients in business and insurance disputes and defending businesses and insurance companies in matters involving life, health and disability insurance; ERISA; employee benefits; fraud and bad faith; and product liability; as well as class action cases.

Mr. Morrissette has been recognized in The Best Lawyers in America publication and was named Best Lawyers’ 2013 “Lawyer of the Year” for Insurance Law for Mobile, Alabama.

Mr. Morrissette currently serves as chair of the Federal Court Civil Practice Section of the Mobile Bar Association. Among his other professional affiliations are the Alabama Defense Lawyers Association (President in 2001-2002) and Defense Research Institute (DRI), serving as DRI’s Alabama state representative from 2002-2005.

Mr. Morrissette received his J.D. from the University of Alabama Law School and his Bachelor of Arts (cum laude) from Vanderbilt University.

The IADC board oversees activities that benefit the organization’s members and their clients, as well as the civil justice system, the legal profession, and society in general. In addition to its core purpose involving professional development for members, the IADC takes a leadership role in many areas of legal reform. IADC members are among the world’s leading corporate and insurance lawyers at large and small law firms and senior counsel in corporate law departments, as well as corporate and insurance executives. Members represent the largest corporations around the world, including many of the companies listed in the FORTUNE 500.

About the International Association of Defense Counsel

The IADC is the preeminent invitation-only global legal organization for attorneys who represent corporate and insurance interests. Founded in 1920, the IADC has members who hail from six continents, 47 countries and territories, and all 50 U.S. states. The core purposes of the IADC are to enhance the development of skills, promote professionalism, and facilitate camaraderie among its members and their clients, as well as the broader civil justice community. For more information, visit