“Tom’s experience in the trenches of civil litigation will be very valuable when advising WLF on its Litigation and Legal Studies Division priorities and his leadership in national defense-oriented groups will help us expand our ally network.”
—Glenn G. Lammi, WLF Executive Director and Vice President of Litigation
(Washington, D.C.)—Washington Legal Foundation (WLF) and the Chair of its Legal Policy Advisory Board, Jay B. Stephens, are pleased to announce that Thomas N. Vanderford, Jr., Associate General Counsel and Executive Director of Litigation for Hyundai Motor America, has joined WLF’s Board.
Tom joined Hyundai in 1992 and oversees its litigation throughout the United States. He is a member of the Product Liability Advisory Council (PLAC) (Member, Board of Directors, 2010-present), Defense Research Institute (DRI), Federation of Defense and Corporate Counsel (FDCC) and is a Fellow of the American Bar Foundation. Prior to joining Hyundai, Tom was with the litigation section of Pillsbury, Madison and Sutro (now “Pillsbury Winthrop”), where he defended manufacturers in many types of product-liability actions.
“We are honored that Tom has joined our Advisory Board,” said WLF Executive Director Glenn Lammi. “Tom’s experience in the trenches of civil litigation will be very valuable when advising WLF on its Litigation and Legal Studies Division priorities and his leadership in national defense-oriented groups will help us expand our ally network. He also shares WLF’s conviction that legal victories for the cause of free enterprise can be achieved not only in court, but also through educating policy makers on the bench and in regulatory agencies,” Lammi added.
WLF’s Legal Policy Advisory Board includes over forty distinguished professionals from the business, legal, academic, and public-policy communities who serve on a volunteer basis.
Celebrating its 45th year, WLF is America’s premier public-interest law firm and policy center advocating for free-market principles, limited government, individual liberty, and the rule of law.