DRI Featured Articles Archive

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Read a selection of exclusive articles pulled from one of our member publications: For The Defense, The Brief Case: DRI Committee News, In-House Defense Quarterly, and The Voice. See below for previous features.

Networking Alchemy: Turning Connections into Career Gold at DRI

Celebrate DRI's 2023 Annual Meeting and look ahead to 2024 with a column from DRI President Patrick J. Sweeney, originally published in the January issue of For The Defense.

Women's History Month: How to Make a Difference in the World

Celebrate Women’s History Month with this article in The Voice from DRI member Shalyn McKitt on how women are impacting the world at DRI and beyond.

Are You Maximizing Your DRI Membership?

Whether you’re the sole in-house counsel at an organization or part of a larger legal team, DRI membership will help support you in your practice.

Black History Month

Hear from DRI members on what Black History Month means to them in these two featured articles.

Social Inflation: Fighting Back Against the Rise in Nuclear Verdicts

Learn how the plaintiffs’ bar’s strategy of using social inflation to drive bigger and bigger verdicts is potentially catastrophic.

12 Books Every Lawyer Should Read

Read these 12 books to improve your life, and, consequently, your legal career. From the Fall 2022 edition of DRI's In-House Defense Quarterly.

Trade Secret Misappropriation Claims and the "Advertising Injury" Coverage Issues They Present

This article covers approaches courts can take in evaluating whether a liability policy’s “advertising injury” coverage extends to misappropriation of trade secret claims.

Grow Your Business at DRI's 2022 Annual Meeting

Connect with peers and leaders in your field, promote your practice and grow your expertise at DRI’s Annual Meeting in Philadelphia on Oct. 25-28.

The Use Of Ridesharing Apps To Stage Car Accidents

Gerber Ciano Kelly Brady LLP attorneys explain how individuals use rideshare and communication apps to their advantage in nefarious insurance fraud schemes.

How to Sabotage a Mediation in Nine Easy Steps

How can you avoid the mediation scuttling your plans for true trial vindication? DRI member Roman Lifson's easy-to-follow steps should guide you.

Get Ready for DRI's Annual Meeting!

At DRI’s 2022 Annual Meeting in Philadelphia, you can network with colleagues, earn CLE, and more! Learn more about DRI's biggest event of the year here.

Seeking Shelter in the Storm of Social Inflation: Emerging Strategies to Proactively Address and Effectively Resolve Risk

Just as new technologies, legislative efforts, and thought leadership have risen to meet the challenges of a global pandemic, polarization, and the need to reform, so too can creative and collaborative relationships between attorneys and those they represent help to solve the dilemma of social inflation.

What You Need to Know About NFTS and IP

Are NFTs merely a bubble that is about to burst, or a permanent fixture set to change the online landscape as we know it? DRI members Rachel Nicholas and Daniel Ueno go into detail about this.

Pay Equity in 2022 as the Women’s U.S. National Soccer Team Settles Historic Lawsuit

DRI member Chelsea Thompson discusses pay equity in 2022 in light of the historic settlement of the class action lawsuit brought by members of the USWNT against U.S. Soccer.

Thought Leadership: The Smart Way to Grow Your Practice

DRI’s Wendy Merrill breaks down how to develop your personal brand and establish yourself as a thought leader in the legal space.

Examining Disparities in Student Loans

At $1.73 trillion dollars, student loan debt has now surpassed credit card debt, according to a recent CNBC story. With a drastic effect on the ability of younger generations to keep up, student loans have come to the forefront of many political, economic, and social discussions and studies in recent years. It is very easy for some to say the student knew what they were doing when they took out the loans. However, that sentiment does not take into the vast disparities among borrowers, and the question always remains, “How did we get here?”