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Derek Sebastian Witte Lawyer Profile

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He has the hat trick of legal experience: Inhouse, BigLaw & Academic.

Today, he runs his own commercial litigation boutique with a small number of very talented attorneys, who love fighting for the underdog and taking on the big firms and defendants.

He was a successful commercial litigator at Jenner & Block LLP and Miller Johnson. He then taught Contracts I and II and eDiscovery at the Thomas M. Cooley Law School. And in 2009-10, while still teaching, he served as the interim general counsel for a multi-million dollar debt settlement company. He did so during a very challenging time for the client and the industry.

Derek then handled RMBS litigation and eDiscovery issues on an of counsel basis for Talcott Franklin, P.C. for over four years, until Spring 2016.

In 2012 and 2013, he taught an Advanced Discovery Workshop class at John Marshall Law School.

Derek is a national thought leader in the area of eDiscovery, having published articles and presented numerous presentations to legal and business audiences on the topics of eDiscovery, privacy and the legal challenges of doing business in a digital world.

Derek knows what it takes to fight and win complex commercial cases. He represented clients like H&R Block, Dell, APC, GE and others and has significant experience in contract disputes, UCC, Art. 2, Mortgage-Backed Sec. Litigation, securities fraud defense, Civil RICO defense, unfair competition, trade secrets, consumer fraud class actions and eDiscovery.

Specialties: eDiscovery
Social Media & Privacy Law
Contracts & Commercial Litigation
Consumer Fraud and Class Action Defense
Mortgage-Backed Securities Litigation
Non-Compete & Trade Secret Misappropriation Litigation

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