David W. Slaughter Appointed New Chairman of the Board

The Board of Directors of Snow, Christensen & Martineau has named David W. Slaughter as its new chairman, replacing Max Wheeler. Mr. Slaughter has served as the firm’s President since 2007. He was appointed to the Board at a shareholders meeting on Wednesday, April 20, 2011, and elected as chairman shortly thereafter.

Mr. Slaughter has been a lawyer for nearly 30 years. He joined Snow, Christensen & Martineau in 1982 after serving a Judicial Clerkship for the Honorable Malcolm R. Wilkey, United States Court of Appeals for the D.C. Circuit. He has represented sureties in contractor bond disputes and related matters for over two decades and is a co-founder of the Western States Surety Conference. He currently serves as a Vice Chair of the Surety and Fidelity Law Committee of ABA/TIPS. He has lectured before local and national professional organizations and has authored several papers dealing with construction, surety law, and other topics. He is a panel arbitrator for the American Arbitration Association on construction and complex commercial disputes and is in demand as a mediator in such disputes, as well.