Craig Liljestrand Receives IADC Excellence in Legal Writing Award

July 20, 2023

The law firm of  Hinshaw & Culbertson LLP is pleased to announce that Hinshaw partner Craig Liljestrand has been awarded the 2023 George W. Yancey Memorial Award for excellence in writing by the International Association of Defense Counsel (IADC). The IADC singled out Liljestrand's Defense Counsel Journal byline, "PFAS Exposure: A Comprehensive Look at Emerging Facts and Studies, Risk and Liability Assessment, Litigation History, Evolving Regulations and Future Predictions."

Liljestrand received the award at the 2023 IADC Annual Meeting in Hawaii. The article analyzes Per- and Polyfluoroalkyl Substances (PFAS) and their potential risk to human and environmental health. It also reviews PFAS-related litigation and regulatory trends, and anticipates that litigation will continue to increase. The article concludes with a discussion of potential risk management strategies for companies with PFAS liability exposure.

Read the IADC byline here.

Liljestrand has extensive experience defending clients in toxic tort, products liability, and environmental litigation. He also served as the IADC's North Illinois State Chair and Vice-Chair for Membership for the Toxic and Hazardous Substances Committee for the 2021-2022 term.

Hinshaw & Culbertson LLP is a U.S. based law firm with offices nationwide. The firm's national reputation spans the insurance industry, the financial services sector, and other highly regulated industries. Hinshaw also serves as counsel to the professional services sector, and provides business advisory and transactional services to clients of all sizes.