Derrick Farrell focuses on representing shareholders in appraisal, class, and derivative actions. He has substantial trial experience as both a petitioner and a respondent on a number of high profile matters, including: In re Appraisal of Ancestry.com, Inc., C.A. No. 8173-VCG, IQ Holdings, Inc. v. Am. Commercial Lines Inc., Case No. 6369-VCL, and In re Cogent, Inc. S'holder Litig., C.A. No. 5780-VCP. He has also argued before the Delaware Supreme Court on multiple occasions.
Prior to joining Labaton Sucharow, Derrick started his career as an associate at Latham & Watkins LLP, where he gained substantial insight into the inner workings of corporate boards and the role of investment bankers in a sale process. He has guest lectured at Harvard University and co-authored numerous articles including articles published by the Harvard Law School Forum on Corporate Governance and Financial Regulation and PLI.
Derrick graduated from Texas A&M University (B.S., Biomedical Science) and the Georgetown University Law Center (J.D. cum laude). At Georgetown Mr. Farrell served as an advocate and coach to the Barrister's Council (Moot Court Team) and was Magister of Phi Delta Phi. Following his graduation Derrick clerked for the Honorable Donald F. Parsons, Jr., Vice Chancellor, Court of Chancery of the State of Delaware.
Derrick is licensed to practice law in Delaware and Massachusetts and is admitted to practice before the U.S. District Court for the District of Delaware.
U.S. District Court
2012, District of Delaware