Mitchell Williams Attorney Mary Catherine Way Served as a Panelist During the IADC Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Panel Discussion

October 30, 2020

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. – Attorney Mary Catherine Way served as a panelist at the International Association of Defense Counsel (IADC) Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Committee Panel Discussion alongside Gary Howard of Bradley Arant Boult Cummings, LLP and Melanie Margolin, former General Counsel of Wabash National. Their discussion focused on ways to become better allies in the fight for equality and social justice, particularly for the members of the LGBTQ population. 

Way is a trial lawyer with years of experience defending healthcare providers against allegations of medical malpractice and representing manufacturers in mass tort and product liability litigation. She has entered her appearance as counsel for drug and device manufacturers in numerous states to take and defend depositions and to prepare fact and expert witnesses for deposition and trial. Years of defending wrongful death and catastrophic injury claims have allowed her to develop the skills essential for working with experts in a variety of specialties related to causation and damages, and she has carved out a special niche for preparing current and former employees for a deposition regarding key documents such as medical charting and information related to sales and marketing. She has assisted clients with investigations initiated by the State’s Attorney General and complaints brought by state licensing agencies. She also routinely handles contract disputes involving insurance coverage, including motions practice at the state and federal court level. In addition, Way currently serves as Membership Chair of IADC’s Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Committee. 

About International Association of Defense Counsel (IADC) 

The International Association of Defense Counsel (IADC) has been serving a distinguished membership of corporate and insurance defense attorneys and insurance executives since 1920. Its activities benefit approximately 2,500 invitation-only, peer-reviewed members and their clients, as well as the civil justice system and the legal profession. Moreover, IADC takes a leadership role in many areas of legal reform and professional development.

About Mitchell Williams

Mitchell, Williams, Selig, Gates & Woodyard, P.L.L.C. is a full-service corporate law firm that provides strategic, comprehensive legal services to help clients achieve their goals. Established in 1954, the firm has offices in Little Rock, Rogers and Jonesboro, Arkansas and Austin, Texas. For more information, visit