901 East Cary Street
Richmond, Virginia 23219
Derek represents several leading companies in a variety of intellectual property litigation matters, with an emphasis in patent litigation. Derek’s patent litigation practice focuses on technologies in a variety of industries, including telecommunications, e-commerce, and automotive. Derek has extensive experience in all aspects of patent litigation and specializes in managing complex discovery issues and motions practice.
Derek also has significant experience representing a major automobile manufacturer in high exposure products liability and class action litigation on a national basis.
Prior to joining McGuireWoods, Derek was a prosecuting intern in the Johnson County Attorney's Office in Iowa City, Iowa.
|Areas of Practice||1) Intellectual Property, 2) Intellectual Property Litigation, 3) Patent Litigation and 4) Trade Secret Litigation|
|Law School||The University of Iowa College of Law, J.D., 2006|
|Education||University of Iowa, B.A., 2002|
|Bar Member / Association||Virginia State Bar Association|
|Most recent firm||McGuireWoods LLP|
Benjamin P. Smith is a partner in Morgan Lewis's Litigation Practice. He is a trial lawyer with a particular focus on high-stakes disputes in the biotechnology, medical device, and internet industries.