Frost Brown Todd (FBT) Member Stephen E. Embry has received the 2017 John Appleman Award by the Federation of Defense & Corporate Counsel (FDCC). Embry, who has chaired the FDCC Substantive Law Section on Data Breach, Privacy and Cyber Insurance since its inception last year, was identified as the section chair who made the most outstanding contribution to the advancement of the FDCC’s education goals through the work of his section.
Embry is a national litigator with more than 40 years of experience in developing solutions to complex litigation and corporate problems. He handles a wide range of litigation matters, including consumer class action and mass tort cases, and is also a member of FBT’s technology group, fbtTECH, which focuses on various aspects of technology and how it affects the legal system.
In addition to serving as Substantive Law Section chair of FDCC, Embry is vice chair of the Legal Technology Resource Center of the American Bar Association (ABA) and a member of the ABA’s Law Technology Today editorial board. He is a frequently published author on topics ranging from class action lawsuits to cybersecurity and data privacy.
About FDCC and the John Appleman Award
The Federation of Defense & Corporate Counsel (FDCC) is dedicated to promoting knowledge, fellowship and professionalism of its approximately 1,400 members, as they pursue the course of a balanced justice system and represent those in need of a defense in civil lawsuits. Membership is limited, selective and by nomination only. Each year, the FDCC honors the Substantive Law Section chair who has made the most outstanding contribution to the advancement of the FDCC’s educational goals through the work of his or her section. Presented annually since 1984, the award is named after the late John Alan Appleman, a distinguished insurance law scholar who served as president of the FDCC from 1950 to 1952. The recipient is chosen by the FDCC president based on the recommendation of the chair and vice chairs of the Projects and Objectives Committee.