Derek A. Woodman

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.


  • Recognized as a "Rising Star" for civil litigation in the 2020 edition of Washington DC Super Lawyers

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  • Education

    • JD, The George Washington University Law School, 2014

      with highest honors Senior Production Editor, The George Washington Law Review, Order of the Coif, Moot Court Board
    • BA, Political Science and History, University of Michigan, 2009

  • Admissions

    • District of Columbia

    • Michigan

  • Clerkships

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