Derede serves as head of the litigation communications practice at LEVICK. With more than 20 years of media and communications experience, she represents clients facing high profile crisis and litigation issues, including regulatory matters, cyber incidents, class actions, corporate scandals, and sexual misconduct allegations, among others.
Prior to joining LEVICK, Derede served as vice president & chief communications officer for the Association of Corporate Counsel (ACC), a global legal association representing more than 45,000 corporate lawyers in more than 10,000 organizations around the world.
Her additional experience includes positions with Howard University, Superior Court for the District of Columbia, 6ABC News (Philadelphia), and a clinical at the City of Philadelphia District Attorney’s Office.
An oft-quoted authority on complex communications, legal and business issues, Derede is frequently sought after by organizations to speak on challenging issues confronting corporations and has contributed commentary on global business and crisis issues for such media outlets as NBC Nightly News; Thomson Reuters; the Washington Post’s NFL blog, The League; Locker Room Magazine; Canadian Broadcast Network; Canadian Lawyer InHouse and American Lawyer Media publications, among others.