- CHICAGO – September 2, 2021 – The International Association of Defense Counsel (IADC) has elected Christopher A. Kenney, a partner at Kenney & Sams, P.C.in Boston, Massachusetts, as a new member of the IADC Board of Directors for 2021-22. The election was announced at the IADC’s 2021 Annual Meeting. The IADC is the preeminent invitation-only global legal organization for attorneys who represent corporate and insurance interests.A member of the IADC since 2003, Mr. Kenney served as director of the organization’s Trial Academy at Stanford University Law School in 2018. He also is a member of the IADC’s Construction Law and Litigation and Insurance and Reinsurance committees.Kenney is a nationally recognized litigator and advocate who has successfully tried cases and argues appeals before state and federal courts in Massachusetts and several other states. He advises and defends companies, organizations, and individuals locally and nationally on contracts and agreements, construction and development, workforce management, and product integrity and safety. His clients span industries as diverse as real estate, construction, manufacturing, health care, pharmaceuticals, medical devices, and food service. He also represents public officials and political candidates on election law and public policy matters.
Mr. Kenney served as the 2018-2019 president of the Massachusetts Bar Association and was an adjunct faculty member at Boston University School of Law. He also frequently writes and lectures for business groups, trade associations, and bar associations. Mr. Kenney received his J.D. from Boston University School of Law and his Bachelor of Arts from Holy Cross College.
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.