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Derik’s practice primarily focuses on compliance, regulatory, and white-collar matters, as well as investigations under the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act (FCPA).

He has experience advising multinational companies in financial, health care, telecommunications, cryptocurrency, and various other industries. Derik has represented corporate clients based in the United States, China, and Europe in various FCPA and other internal investigations, including in matters relating to commercial fraud, data privacy, whistleblowers, wrongful terminations, and human trafficking. Additionally, Derik has advised NYSE-listed companies on their defense in securities class actions, regulatory investigations, and parallel lawsuits.

Prior to joining MoFo, Derik worked as an associate at a leading international law firm in California. He received his J.D. cum laude from Washington University in St. Louis. While in law school, Derik externed for a federal judge in Missouri and drafted multiple opinions. Before law school, Derik was a senior M&A consultant at a world-leading accounting firm.

Derik is fluent in English and Mandarin.

Representative Experience

  • A leading Chinese communication technology company in certain FCPA internal investigations concerning its operations in Asia, South America, and Africa; engaged in settlement negotiations with the U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ).
  • A world-leading communications company based in California in certain technology export control and data privacy investigations in response to various DOJ and grand jury subpoenas.
  • A multinational European medical device manufacturer in certain FCPA internal investigations.
  • A leading Chinese institutional investor in certain business fraud investigations in various states in the United States and a parallel multibillion-dollar civil trial before the Delaware Court of Chancery.
  • A leading U.S. wealth management company in response to certain DOJ investigations under the Commodity Exchange Act.
  • A Chinese blockchain company listed on the New York Stock Exchange in certain commercial fraud investigations and a related securities class action; provided compliance training on U.S. securities laws to the client’s board of directors and senior executives.  
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