Katherine Smith Dedrick, JD MBA

Articles & Presentations

Ms. Smith Dedrick has written numerous articles and presented at conferences across the U.S. and in Germany, Chile, Australia and New Zealand. Topics have included corporate and board advisory and compliance issues, cyber security, risk management, insurance, reinsurance, director and officer guidance, bad faith, and disaster recovery. She’s appeared on television, radio and in the press.

The following are a representative sample of her articles and presentations:

  • How Corporate Counsel Can Maximize Results Arbitrating (B2B) Disputes at ABA Business Law Section Meeting. Panel Member, Chicago, Il. September 2017.
  • Co-Chair of Corporate Counsel Compliance Forum, November 16, 2016, Chicago, Illinois.
  • Three Factors to Consider for International D&O Underwriting, September 20, 2016.
  • Three Changes Affecting Directors and Officers and D&O Insurance, July 21, 2016.
  • Five Dangers for Directors and Officers of American Companies with International Operations, May 26, 2016.
  • Seismics in the City, When a City Rises – Looking Forward, Clearing the Decks, Designing the Future, Laying the Foundations. Panel Member, New Zealand, 2013.
  • Preparing for and Responding to Disasters Caused by Acts of Nature, UIA 56th Congress, Dresden, Germany, November 2012.
  • TVNZ Appearance: Discussion of Insurance Coverage on Business Interruption Claims for Christchurch Earthquakes. Christchurch, New Zealand, March 2012.
  • Bringing Money to the Table, Construction Litigation Leaders’ Forum. Marina Del Rey, California, March 2011.
  • Coverage Issues in Construction, Panel Member at Construction Litigation,November 2010.
  • Insurance Exposures and Strategies for 2010, The 2010 Annual CLM Conference. Pointe Verdra, Florida, March 2010.
  • Top 10 Critical Corporate Risks – New Regulations and Changing Markets, REBEX Regional Risk Management Conference, Chicago, Illinois, October 2009.
  • Strategic Risk Management: Creating and Protecting Value (Corporate), DePaul University Chicago, Illinois, October 2007.

Non-public arbitrator