Laura Dean helped spearhead the planning and implementation of the 2020 Virtual DRI Professional Liability Seminar, which was held on Dec. 2, 2020. Originally slated as an in-person event in New York City, the COVID-19 pandemic forced a change in plans. The 2020 Virtual Professional Liability Program featured prominent attorneys and industry leaders from across the county. Laura served as Vice-Chair of the Program and will serve as the Program Chair in 2021.

Laura and Melody Jolly are actively involved in leadership of the DRI Professional Liability Committee, where Melody is serving her second term as Committee Chair.

Melody is Co-Chair of the Professional Liability Practice Group at Cranfill Sumner and is based in the firm’s Wilmington office. Laura is Of Counsel at Cranfill Sumner and is based in the firm’s Raleigh office.