Lead Transactional Attorney
Derek has broad experience managing startup business operations and addressing a wide range of legal issues within emerging growth companies across highly regulated industries. Derek currently serves as General Counsel of a rapidly growing mobile fueling startup, where he handles the company’s legal affairs, regulatory compliance, and other day-to-day management, human resources, and finance issues.
He also serves in an advisory role as Assistant General Counsel of Vigilance Risk Solutions, a security consulting and risk mitigation startup, where he joined the founding team in 2017 to help establish scalability-focused best practices and internal business processes. Prior to transitioning in-house, Derek was employed as a law clerk for Stradling, Yocca, Carlson & Rauth, where he primarily worked with startups and small businesses from initial formation through exit. Derek earned his Juris Doctor and Master of Business Administration degrees from the University of San Diego, and his Bachelor of Science in Biochemistry from the University of Vermont.
He has been a member of the California State Bar Since January 2017. During his free time, Derek enjoys hiking with his wife and dog, working on his Jeep, practicing yoga, and enjoying fine wine.