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Derek Musa

Senior Associate
New York

Derek Musa

Derek Musa has represented some of the world's most prominent financial institutions, investment funds, and technology firms. He maintains a broad practice focused on complex commercial litigation, with particular experience in securities and antitrust litigation.

Since joining the firm in 2014, Derek has handled a variety of matters for foreign and domestic clients. He defended numerous hedge funds in federal securities litigation in courts across the country, and defended a major mortgage lender in a direct borrower action. He also represented a foreign branch of a Big Four audit firm in an accounting liability action brought by investment funds that lost money in Bernard L. Madoff's investment company. As part of his active pro bono practice, Derek helped an Iraqi refugee and her family apply for resettlement in the United States in order to escape persecution in her home country.

Prior to joining Hogan Lovells, Derek spent five years as a litigation associate at another firm. While there, he represented corporate defendants in high-stakes securities, antitrust, patent, and shareholder derivative litigation. He also gained experience handling Federal Trade Commission (FTC) antitrust investigations and securing antitrust regulatory approvals.

While in law school, Derek was a member of the Fordham Law Review. He also served as a judicial intern for the Honorable Carol Robinson Edmead of the New York State Supreme Court.

Education and admissions


  • J.D., magna cum laude, Order of the Coif, Fordham University School of Law, 2009
  • B.S.E., The Cooper Union for the Advancement of Science and Art, 2003

Bar admissions and qualifications

  • New York

Court admissions

  • Supreme Court of New York, Appellate Division, First Department
  • U.S. District Court, Eastern District of New York
  • U.S. District Court, Southern District of New York
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