Fern C. Bomchill, a Litigation & Dispute Resolution partner in the Chicago office of Mayer Brown, a leading global law firm, has been installed as president of the Federal Bar Association (FBA).

The FBA’s mission is to strengthen the federal legal system and administration of justice by serving the interests and the needs of the federal practitioner, both public and private, the federal judiciary and the public they serve. Its 15,000 members include judges and attorneys at law firms of all sizes, federal agencies and corporations.

“I am honored to have the opportunity to lead the premier bar association dedicated to advancing the federal legal system,” Ms. Bomchill said. “Our members benefit from educational and professional development programming conducted by their local chapters and our specialized sections and divisions, and from the support and efforts of our experienced national staff.”

During her 17 years as a FBA member, Ms. Bomchill has served in a wide variety of leadership roles at both the chapter and national levels, and has been a member of the national board of directors since 2006.

Ms. Bomchill’s practice concentrates on litigation, primarily in the federal courts, in matters involving banking, bankruptcy, commercial, consumer protection, contract, product liability, trust and tort claims. She also defends attorneys in court and before regulatory bodies, and mediates community disputes. In addition, Ms. Bomchill is a member of Mayer Brown’s conflicts and risk management team, serving as a claims counsel and loss prevention partner.