Deedee Gasch, a Partner with Cranfill Sumner LLP, has been named the Chair of the firm’s Retail, Restaurant and Hospitality Practice Group.

“We are proud to announce that Deedee will serve as the Chair of our Retail, Restaurant and Hospitality Practice Group. She is an accomplished and respected attorney in this space, and she will bring a unique perspective and strong leadership style to the group,” said Marshall Wall, Managing Partner of Cranfill Sumner.

Deedee has been selected for membership in prominent legal and trade organizations including the National Retail & Restaurant Defense Association (NRRDA) and the Association of Defense Trial Attorneys (ADTA).  She maintains an AV rating with Martindale-Hubbell, a prestigious peer review rating that recognizes attorneys who have reached high levels of skill and integrity.

Based in the firm’s Wilmington office, she has lectured on a number of retail and hospitality related topics including Dram Shop Law & Alcohol Liability for the North Carolina Restaurant & Lodging Association (NCRLA), Rule 30(b)(6) Corporate Representative Depositions, Retailer Liability for Property Damages, National Trends in Jury Verdicts and Tips to Lessen Exposure for Defendant Retailers, and Claims Investigation and Fraud Prevention.

She is licensed to practice law in North Carolina and Florida.