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Derek K. Early

Derek K. Early

Practice areas:

Corporate & Incorporation, Employment & Labor, Mergers & Acquisitions, Real Estate, Intellectual Property, Entertainment

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    About Me

    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.


    Practice Areas

    Licensed since 2008

    1. Employment & Labor: 25%
    2. Corporate & Incorporation: 25%
    3. Real Estate: 20%
    4. Mergers & Acquisitions: 20%
    5. Other: 10%
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    Award NameGrantorDate Granted
    Cum LaudeIndiana University School of Law, Bloomington2008
    CALI Excellence: Law & SportsIndiana University School of Law, Bloomington2008
    CALI Excellence: Entertainment LawIndiana University School of Law, Bloomington2008


    Association NamePosition NameDuration
    State Bar of CaliforniaMember2008 - Present
    Indiana Law JournalManaging Editor2006 - 2008
    American Bar AssociationMemberN/A
    Riverside County Bar AssociationMemberN/A
    United States District Court for the Central District of CaliforniaAdmittedN/A


    School NameMajorDegreeGraduated
    Indiana University School of Law, BloomingtonLawJD - Juris Doctor2008
    University of PennsylvaniaPhilosophy, Politics, & Economics - Concentration in EconomicsBA - Bachelor of Arts2003