February 28, 2011

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Ryley Carlock & Applewhite Shareholder David W. Kash Elected IADC Foundation Board VP

Phoenix, Ariz.--Litigation and Corporate Shareholder David Kash, of Ryley Carlock's Phoenix office, has been elected Vice-President of the Foundation Board of the International Association of Defense Counsel (IADC). Membership in the IADC is by invitation only.

David is a business lawyer with extensive trial experience in civil cases. His trial and litigation experience includes business disputes, surety and construction law, insurance, products liability, aviation law, professional malpractice, transportation law, director and officer liability, lender liability, RICO and civil rights. He has been actively involved in the IADC for several years as Chair of the Fidelity and Surety Committee, ADR Committee and as a frequent speaker. Last year David served as the Foundation Board's Secretary/Treasurer. David is AV rated by Martindale Hubbell, has been named to the Southwest Superlawyers 2011 list and was selected to the list of Arizona's Finest Lawyers in 2011.

About the IADC Foundation: The Foundation of the IADC seeks to have a significant impact on the civil justice system. It works to serve as a platform for educating the public and the legal community on current litigation issues and supporting the integrity of the legal system throughout the world. With the support of individual members, law firms, and corporate donations, The Foundation of the IADC develops projects and initiatives to advance the legal system.

In recent years, The Foundation launched The Joan Fullam Irick Privacy Project, a three-volume assessment of current legal issues related to privacy. It supported the highly useful Practical Guide for Insurance Defense Lawyers. The Foundation has been able to increase funds supporting the Gary Walker Memorial Scholarship for a deserving student to attend the IADC's Trial Academy, conducted yearly at Stanford University Law School. It sponsors highly respected speakers for the annual Foundation Forum, including its 2010 speaker, Honorable Sandra Day O'Connor, Associate Justice of the Supreme Court of the United States (Ret.) and has spearheaded Justice O'Connor's vision, the iCivics Program, which is a web-based, free, educational tool that provides civics education to middle school children throughout the United States and encourages their development as informed, active citizens.