• Derek Chan
    (212) 921-8399

    500 Fifth Avenue
    New York, NY 10110

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    Mr. Chan represents individuals in a variety of criminal and regulatory matters, as well as internal corporate investigations.  The underlying conduct at issue in his representations often involves financial markets or financial institutions.  Some of his recent representations have involved allegations of fraud, insider trading, antitrust, and accounting impropriety.  Mr. Chan served on a team of LSW lawyers working as the SEC-approved Independent Consultant for monoline insurer MBIA Inc.  Mr. Chan has also participated in two federal criminal trials, one involving the sale of guaranteed investment contracts and the other alleging insider trading.


    Earlier in his career, Mr. Chan worked as an associate at the law firm Vinson & Elkins LLP and as a management consultant at McKinsey & Co.  Mr. Chan joined LSW in 2003.

  • Education

    University of Texas Law School (J.D., 1997)
    High Honors
    Texas Law Review
    Order of the Coif
    Clerk, Chancellors’ Honor Society


    Northwestern University (B.A., 1990)

    Government Service

    Law Clerk, Hon. Diane Wood, U.S. Court of Appeals, Seventh Circuit (1997-98)



    New York


    U.S. Court of Appeals, Seventh Circuit
    U.S. District Court, SDNY