Leadership


President    

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Rodney Acker
Norton Rose Fulbright US LLP

Rodney Acker is the 71st President of the American College of Trial Lawyers. His practice involves complex civil trials nationwide, including subject areas such as securities, banking, unfair competition and antitrust, oil and gas, and health care, and including class actions, qui tam, and MDL proceedings. Rodney is admitted to practice in both Texas and New York.  Rodney is consistently recognized by Chambers and Partners, Legal 500, Best Lawyers, Thomson Reuters’ Super Lawyers, and he has twice been named Securities Lawyer of the Year in Dallas. Rodney received the 2014 Distinguished Alumni Award from Texas Tech School of Law.   Rodney is also a Fellow/member of the International Academy of Trial Lawyers, the International Society of Barristers, ABOTA, and the Patrick Higginbotham Inn of Court (Emeritus).  Rodney and Judy, his wife of almost 50 years, spend all available time with their four children and six grandchildren in Los Angeles and Dallas, and traveling and playing golf.