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Derek A. Woodman

Senior Associate

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Derek Woodman focuses his practice on complex litigation matters.

Mr. Woodman previously worked as a summer associate at the firm. Most recently, he served as a law clerk for the Honorable Kenneth F. Ripple of the US Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit. He previously held internships at the US Department of Justice in the Criminal Appellate Section of the Criminal Division and the Fraud Section of the Civil Division. He also worked as an intern in the Congressional Office of Sander Levin, and for the Honorable George W. Miller of the US Court of Federal Claims.

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March 29, 2018

Infrastructure Series: Border Wall Litigation Update

As discussed in previous issues of WilmerHale's Infrastructure Series, the Trump Administration is examining legislative and executive actions to streamline the permitting of infrastructure projects.

January 31, 2017

False Claims Act: 2016 Year-in-Review

In 2016, the Department of Justice continued to give high priority to False Claims Act investigations and prosecutions. This WilmerHale Client Alert was republished by Pratt's Government Contracting Law Report.

July 25, 2016

The Scope of SEC Defendants' Jury Trial Right: Part 4

In the final of a series of four articles published by Law360 examining the scope of the Seventh Amendment jury trial right for civil defendants in US SEC enforcement actions, Matthew Martens, Jaclyn Moyer and Derek Woodman address address why, even with regard to otherwise negligence-based securities law violations, the SEC must prove scienter to the jury in order to obtain a second- or third-tier penalty.

July 19, 2016

The Scope of SEC Defendants' Jury Trial Right: Part 3

In the third of a series of four articles published by Law360 examining the scope of the Seventh Amendment jury trial right for civil defendants in US SEC enforcement actions, Matthew Martens, Jaclyn Moyer and Derek Woodman address the issues of reliance and loss (or gain) causation in SEC enforcement actions and the jury's role in assessing such.

July 11, 2016

The Scope of SEC Defendants' Jury Trial Right: Part 2

In the second of a series of four articles published by Law360 examining the scope of the Seventh Amendment jury trial right for civil defendants in US SEC enforcement actions, Matthew Martens, Jaclyn Moyer and Derek Woodman consider how this Seventh Amendment right applies to the determination of the number of violations a defendant committed and thus the number of violations for which the defendant may be liable.

July 1, 2016

The Scope of SEC Defendants' Jury Trial Right: Part 1

In the first of a series of four articles published by Law360 examining the scope of the Seventh Amendment jury trial right for civil defendants in US SEC enforcement actions, Matthew Martens, Jaclyn Moyer and Derek Woodman explain why the Seventh Amendment entitles defendants in SEC enforcement actions brought in federal district court to jury findings with respect to all facts that set the maximum monetary penalty the judge may impose.

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Education

JD, with highest honors, The George Washington University Law School, 2014, Senior Production Editor, The George Washington Law Review, Order of the Coif, Moot Court Board

BA, Political Science and History, University of Michigan, 2009

Bar Admissions

District of Columbia

Michigan

Clerkships

The Hon. Kenneth F. Ripple, US Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit, 2014 - 2015

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