March 3, 2021. The International Association of Defense Counsel (IADC) has announced that Ethan E. Trull, a partner in the Complex Commercial Disputes practice and vice-chair of the Litigation Department at Nixon Peabody LLP in Chicago, has accepted an invitation to join the IADC, the preeminent invitation-only global legal organization for attorneys who represent corporate and insurance interests.
“It is a high honor to be welcomed into the International Association of Defense Counsel and to join the ranks of highly esteemed and well-respected attorneys and business executives,” Mr. Trull said. “I look forward to the intellectual exchange between the organization’s members on providing innovative legal solutions to clients in a constantly changing business landscape, and furthering IADC’s prestige and mission along the way.”
Formerly head of litigation for a Fortune 20 corporation, Mr. Trull represents clients in complex litigation involving commercial disputes and product liability claims, often brought as class, multi-district, or aggregated actions. He has extensive experience in securities fraud cases, price-fixing and antitrust actions, and false advertising litigation including allegations of Lanham Act violations and frequently involving complex intellectual property issues.
Mr. Trull led a team that successfully secured a dismissal on behalf of drug outsourcing facility Leiters, Inc., related to a dispute spanning multiple states in connection with the sale of the company’s compounded ephedrine sulphate drug product. He also led a team that successfully represented Bourbon Marble, Inc., Chicago’s premier stone and tile installer, in recovering more than $4.3 million in damages and litigation fees and costs in a breach of contract action against Pepper Construction Company.
Mr. Trull received his J.D. from Loyola University Chicago School of Law and his Bachelor of Business Administration (cum laude) from Loyola University Chicago.
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, 51 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 www.iadclaw.org.
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