Derek is the Deputy General Counsel for the Johns Hopkins University. He has served in the Vice President and General Counsel’s Office since 1985, and has provided legal advice in all areas of University activity.
His work is focused on research, technology transfer, conflict of interest, and medical practice issues. Derek also works with the Clinical Practice Association on agreements involving providing our physician services at other hospitals or medical centers, issues with insurance companies, and issues related to billing compliance. He is involved in many government investigations concerning a wide variety of regulatory issues and works with the Provost’s office in reviewing international collaboration and affiliation agreements from all the divisions, as well as issues related to international travel by students, faculty and staff.
Prior to joining Johns Hopkins University, he was an Assistant Attorney General, representing the University of Maryland and other state colleges in the Maryland Office of the Attorney General. Prior to that, he was in private practice, primarily defending doctors and hospitals in medical malpractice cases. Derek received his B.A. from Princeton University and his J.D. from Georgetown University Law Center.