Derrik E. Forshee | Baltimore | Hogan Lovells

Derrik E. Forshee

Partner Corporate & Finance

Forshee Derrik

Derrik E. Forshee
Forshee Derrik
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Derrik Forshee focuses his practice on corporate matters, guiding organizations through their most difficult transactions by offering practical, results-driven advice.

Clients leverage Derrik's experience to complete transformative transactions such as mergers and acquisitions (M&A), divestitures, and equity financings. During his career, he has commonly counseled clients in heavily regulated industries including: food, beverage, and agriculture; aerospace and defense; life sciences; education; technology; and diversified industrials.

Prior to attending law school, Derrik worked as a paralegal at Hogan Lovells and another leading international law firm, where he focused on M&A transactions.

Representative experience

Represented Tyson Foods in connection with its US$1.2bn sale of its pet treat business to General Mills.

Represented Lockheed Martin Corporation in connection with several acquisition transactions and divestitures.

Represented Tyson Foods in connection with numerous venture capital and strategic investment transactions.

Represented American Public Education, Inc. in connection with various transactions including its US$329m acquisition of Rasmussen University.

Represented a public food manufacturer and distributor in connection with various acquisition transactions.

Represented Google in connection with strategic investment transactions.

Represented a multinational retail corporation in connection with a strategic investment in a growth-stage technology company.  

Represented a public robotics manufacturer in connection with a cross-border acquisition transaction.

Represented a private food manufacturer in connection with various strategic transactions and investments in early-stage growth companies.

Represented ABS Capital Partners in acquisitions of growth stage companies and other matters.

Represented public marketer and distributor of beverages and shakes in connection with acquisition and investment transactions.

Represented PPG Industries on its US$1.15bn acquisition of global coatings manufacturer Ennis-Flint.

Represented Vexcel Group on its acquisition of assets of Geomni Inc., a wholly-owned subsidiary of Verisk Analytics Inc.


  • J.D., Syracuse University College of Law, magna cum laude, 2011
  • M.P.A., Maxwell School of Citizenship and Public Affairs, Syracuse University, 2011
  • B.A., Hobart College, 2005
Bar admissions and qualifications
  • Maryland
  • New York