CHICAGO – The International Association of Defense Counsel (IADC) has elected veteran Illinois attorney Andrew Kopon Jr. as its new president.
Kopon’s tenure is for the 2017-2018 term.
A founding member of the Kopon Airdo LLC firm in Chicago, Kopon specializes in civil litigation, including mass tort litigation, wrongful death and catastrophic injury cases.
Currently serving as national counsel for a religious risk pooling trust and a national retailer, he also has a lengthy history in the area of pharmacy malpractice litigation.
With its 2,500 peer-reviewed membership, the IADC is widely considered the preeminent invitation-only global legal organization for attorneys who represent corporate and insurance interests. Members hail from six different continents, 51 countries and territories and all 50 U.S. states.
On its website, the organization touts its core mission as enhancing the development of skills, promoting professionalism and facilitating camaraderie among members, clients and the civil justice community at large.
The agency was founded nearly a century ago and also bills itself as being “committed to respecting the rule of law and improving civil justice.”
Kopon founded Kopon Airdo in 2008 and the firm is widely known as being a leader in the use of the latest technology for courtroom presentations and document management.
Over the course of his 30-year-career, Kopon has also been regularly recognized by the Illinois Super Lawyers and Leading Lawyers Network agencies. He is also an active member of Defense Research Institute and the Illinois Association of Defense Trial Counsel.
Kopon is a graduate of Providence College and John Marshall Law School. He is an admitted member of both the Illinois and New Jersey Bar Associations.
His resume also includes serving as a faculty member on various international, national and state trial programs.
The announcement was made during IADC’s annual meeting in July, which was held at the Fairmont Le Chateau Frontenac in Québec City, Québec Canada.