Derek has experience with all phases of litigation at both the federal and state level. He has first-chair trial, arbitration, and mediation experience. In addition to court trials, he has represented clients before the California Department of Fair Employment and Housing, United States Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, California Office of Administrative Hearings, California Unemployment Insurance Appeals Board, and the California Contractors State License Board.

Derek also advises clients regularly on day-to-day issues involved in running a successful business in California. He has transactional experience involving the formation of corporations and limited liability companies, employment agreements and severance packages, asset and stock purchase agreements, and licensing and sales agreements.