Derek K. Early's expertise includes both transactional and litigation matters, with clients ranging from large companies to nonprofits and private individuals. Derek graduated from the University of Pennsylvania in 2003, where he was a member of Penn's 2000 Ivy League Championship football team. He graduated from Indiana University School of Law Bloomington in 2008. At Indiana, Derek was President of the Sports & Entertainment Law Society, a Managing Editor for the Indiana Law Journal, an intern for the Nonprofit Legal Clinic, and a participant in the Intellectual Property Practicum. He also researched and wrote extensively on NCAA enforcement and compliance issues, including completing projects for the Indiana University Athletics Department. Derek's current practice includes employment law, business law, intellectual property, sports law, entertainment law, and insurance defense.
Licensed since 2008
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|Award Name||Grantor||Date Granted|
|Cum Laude||Indiana University School of Law, Bloomington||2008|
|CALI Excellence: Law & Sports||Indiana University School of Law, Bloomington||2008|
|CALI Excellence: Entertainment Law||Indiana University School of Law, Bloomington||2008|
|Association Name||Position Name||Duration|
|State Bar of California||Member||2008 - Present|
|Indiana Law Journal||Managing Editor||2006 - 2008|
|American Bar Association||Member||N/A|
|Riverside County Bar Association||Member||N/A|
|United States District Court for the Central District of California||Admitted||N/A|
|Indiana University School of Law, Bloomington||Law||JD - Juris Doctor||2008|
|University of Pennsylvania||Philosophy, Politics, & Economics - Concentration in Economics||BA - Bachelor of Arts||2003|