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Browning named member of Federation of Defense & Corporate Counsel

03.24.2010

Charles W. Browning, a partner of Plunkett Cooney, one of the Midwest’s oldest and largest law firms, was recently selected for membership in the Federation of Defense & Corporate Counsel (FDCC), an international organization whose members dedicate their practice to the representation of corporations and insurance companies in the defense of civil litigation.

FDCC membership is by invitation only following an extensive peer review selection process. Members of the FDCC have achieved distinction within the legal community and demonstrate a commitment to the organization’s guiding principles of knowledge, justice and fellowship. The FDCC has approximately 1,400 members, including attorneys in private practice, corporate counsel, risk managers and insurance claims executives from the United States, Puerto Rico, Canada, Mexico, Bermuda, Australia, Europe, the Middle East and Asia.

Founded in 1936, the FDCC is dedicated to assisting with the establishment of standards for providing competent, efficient and economical legal services; to encourage and provide continuing legal education to its members; and to use that knowledge and experience for the promotion of public good.

A member of the Plunkett Cooney’s Board of Directors, Browning is known nationally for his experience and expertise in the area of insurance coverage litigation. He has the distinction of serving as coverage counsel for several major property and casualty insurance companies, and he serves as co-chair of the firm’s Insurance Coverage Practice Group.

Browning is listed among The Best Lawyers in America and Michigan Super Lawyers as a top practitioner in his area of expertise. He is a member of the State Bar of Michigan; the Defense Research Institute (Insurance Law Committee); International Association of Defense Counsel (Casualty Insurance Committee (Chair 2006 to present) and Reinsurance and Excess and Surplus Lines Committee); and the American Bar Association (Litigation Section and Torts and Insurance Practice Section). He is also a member of the Board of Editors of the Defense Counsel Journal.

Admitted to practice law in several federal courts and pro hac vice in more than 25 states, Browning received his law degree from University of Detroit School of Law in 1981 and his undergraduate degree from Michigan State University in 1978.

Established in 1913, Plunkett Cooney employs more than 150 attorneys in nine Michigan cities, Columbus, Ohio and Indianapolis, Indiana. The firm, which provides a range of transactional and litigation defense services, has achieved the highest rating (AV) awarded by Martindale-Hubbell, a leading, international directory of law firms.

For more information about the Federal Defense & Corporate Counsel’s admission of Plunkett Cooney partner Charles W. Browning as a new member, contact the firm’s Practice Development Manager John Cornwell at (248) 901-4008.

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