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Derek is a musician, shark enthusiast, and whiskey lover. Prior to becoming an attorney, Derek toured extensively, released multiple albums, and performed at national music festivals. A fierce advocate of independent creators, Derek serves as President of the Utah Lawyers for the Arts and Chair of the Entertainment Law Section of the Utah State Bar.

Meet Derek: Our Team


Founding Partner


Utah and U.S. District Court, District of Utah (2015)


  • S.J., Quinney College of Law (U of U), Assistant Adjunct Professor of Law (2020-present)

  • Rigby Road Music, President (2019-2020)

  • Vavani Productions, General Counsel (2018-present)

  • Sentry Financial, Media & Entertainment, Director, Business & Legal Affairs (2017-present) 

  • Reynolds & Associates, Law Clerk (2014)

  • Music Reports, Legal Intern (2014)

  • Wasserman Media Group, Legal Intern (2013-2014)

Professional Associations

  • Entertainment Law Section of the Utah State Bar, Chair (2019-present)

  • Utah Lawyers for the Arts, President (2017 – Present)

  • National Association of Record Industry Professionals, Member (2013 - Present)

  • Association of Independent Music Publishers, Member (2013 - Present)

  • The California Copyright Conference, Member (2013 - Present)

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