Columbia University School of Law, J.D.
  • The Columbia Journal of European Law, Managing Editor; Frederick Douglass Moot Court Competition, Team Member; NYC Bankruptcy Assistance Project
Brown University, B.S.
  • Political Science

Prior Employment

  • Shepard, Mullin, Richter & Hampton LLP, Associate, 2014-2016
  • Crowell & Moring LLP, Associate, 2011-2014
  • Kilpatrick Townsend & Stockton LLP, Case Assistant, 2006-2007

Bar Admissions

Professional Affiliations

  • American Bar Association
    • Section of Public Contract Law: State and Local Procurement Division, Co-Chair
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Derek Mullins is a litigation attorney in the Complex Commercial Litigation and White Collar Defense and Investigations Practice Groups and also advises clients on a variety of matters related to state and federal procurement law.

  • Represents complex commercial, tort, real estate, class action, and antitrust matters in state and federal courts
  • Counsels clients in responding to third-party subpoenas
  • Advises clients on data security issues, including investigating and responding to data breaches
  • Counsels clients on state and federal procurement issues, including bid protests and contract disputes
  • Assists clients in responding to investigations by federal and state agencies
  • Counsels clients in commercial transactions involving the acquisition of government contractors
  • Negotiates and drafts subcontracts and teaming agreements


  • Bid protests at the Government Accountability Office
  • Commercial transactions involving the acquisition of government contractors
  • Conducts internal investigations, investigations of potential civil and criminal matters, and suspensions and debarment matters
  • Investigates and provides consumer and law enforcement notices in connection with data breach incidents

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