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B.A., Emory University

J.D., University at Buffalo Law School

Derek concentrates his practice on federal and international tax law. Prior to joining Hodgson Russ, Derek clerked for the National Fuel Gas Company, the Hon. Julio M. Fuentes, U.S. Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit, and the U.S. Attorney’s Office for the Western District of New York. He also served as an aide in the Chambers of Chief Justice John G. Roberts, Jr. for a two-year term in Washington, DC.


  • Articles Editor, Buffalo Law Review

  • Charles E. Mann Public Interest Award

  • Honorable Robert Foster Thompson Award