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Geoffrey Derrick
Lawyer
Washington DC
1919 M Street, NW
Washington, DC 20036
+1 202 664 1936
Washington DC
1919 M Street, NW
Washington, DC 20036
+1 202 664 1936

Geoffrey J. Derrick is an experienced trial lawyer who represents institutional and individual clients in complex commercial litigation, with a focus on white-collar crime. Mr. Derrick has extensive experience in all phases of litigation including commencing suit, discovery, motion practice, depositions, and trial.

Before joining Kobre & Kim, Mr. Derrick practiced at Akin Gump Strauss Hauer & Feld LLP in Washington DC, where he litigated complex employment and consumer class actions. Before that, he clerked for the Honorable Paul L. Friedman of the U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia and the Honorable Catharine F. Easterly of the District of Columbia Court of Appeals. Mr. Derrick also has significant courtroom experience as a former state and federal public defender.

Admissions

  • District of Columbia
  • New York
  • U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit
  • Supreme Court of the United States
  • U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia
  • U.S. District Court for the Southern District of New York
  • U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of New York

Education

  • Boston University, JD, magna cum laude
  • Northwestern University, BS

Clerkships

  • Honorable Paul L. Friedman, U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia (2015 – 2017)
  • Honorable Catharine F. Easterly, District of Columbia Court of Appeals (2014 – 2015)

 

Professional & Community Involvement

  • Co-Chair, Rule 23 Subcommittee, Class Action & Derivative Suits Committee of the ABA Litigation Section
  • Co-Chair, Young Professionals Leaders Board, National Association for Urban Debate Leagues

Publications & Presentations

  • Co-author, “Minimizing Legal Risks for Retailers That Use Biometric Data” (Retail Touchpoints, June 2019)
  • Speaker, “Labor & Employment Developments” (Class Action Money & Ethics Conference, New York, May 2019)
  • Author, “The Forthcoming Wave of Biometrics Class Actions” (ABA Consumer Litigation Committee Newsletter, March 2019)
  • Co-author, “Making the Most of Pro Bono Opportunities: Building a Litigation Practice” (ABA Litigation Journal, Vol. 45, No. 2, Winter 2019)
  • Co-author, “The Ninth Circuit’s Inadvertent Case for Imposing Daubert at Class Certification” (Bloomberg BNA, August 2018)
  • Co-author, “People Analytics: The Use of Big Data to Source, Recruit, and Hire” (ABA Conference on EEO Law, March 2018)
  • Author, “Qualified Immunity and the First Amendment Right to Record Police” (22 B.U. Pub. Int. L.J. 243 (2013))

Credentials

Admissions

  • District of Columbia
  • New York
  • U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit
  • Supreme Court of the United States
  • U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia
  • U.S. District Court for the Southern District of New York
  • U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of New York

Education

  • Boston University, JD, magna cum laude
  • Northwestern University, BS

Clerkships

  • Honorable Paul L. Friedman, U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia (2015 – 2017)
  • Honorable Catharine F. Easterly, District of Columbia Court of Appeals (2014 – 2015)

Professional & Community Involvement

  • Co-Chair, Rule 23 Subcommittee, Class Action & Derivative Suits Committee of the ABA Litigation Section
  • Co-Chair, Young Professionals Leaders Board, National Association for Urban Debate Leagues

Publications & Presentations

  • Co-author, “Minimizing Legal Risks for Retailers That Use Biometric Data” (Retail Touchpoints, June 2019)
  • Speaker, “Labor & Employment Developments” (Class Action Money & Ethics Conference, New York, May 2019)
  • Author, “The Forthcoming Wave of Biometrics Class Actions” (ABA Consumer Litigation Committee Newsletter, March 2019)
  • Co-author, “Making the Most of Pro Bono Opportunities: Building a Litigation Practice” (ABA Litigation Journal, Vol. 45, No. 2, Winter 2019)
  • Co-author, “The Ninth Circuit’s Inadvertent Case for Imposing Daubert at Class Certification” (Bloomberg BNA, August 2018)
  • Co-author, “People Analytics: The Use of Big Data to Source, Recruit, and Hire” (ABA Conference on EEO Law, March 2018)
  • Author, “Qualified Immunity and the First Amendment Right to Record Police” (22 B.U. Pub. Int. L.J. 243 (2013))