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B.A., Emory University

J.D., University at Buffalo Law School

Derek assists with federal and international tax law matters.  Prior to joining the firm he clerked for National Fuel Gas Company, the Honorable 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. Derek 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