Derrick graduated with a J.D. from Duke University School of Law. Upon moving from the U.S. to Canada, he obtained a Master of Laws from the University of Toronto, Faculty of Law Global Professional program.
Prior to law school, he obtained a B.A. in Sociology from Princeton University where he was the recipient of a number of awards. While pursuing his B.A., Derrick was the President and Co-Founder of the Princeton University’s Pre-Law Society.
At Duke University, Derrick was the President of the Black Graduate and Professional Students’ Association. More recently, he was an Assistant Editor of the University of Toronto Law Review. Derrick has extensive legal experience including working as a Legal Intern for the Fayetteville State University-General Counsel’s Office, a Summer Intern for the United States Army Judge Advocate General as well as a Summer Associate for Motley Rice LLC and Millberg Gordon Stewart PLLC. Derrick has held a number of positions with TD Bank.
Prior to joining the Firm, Derrick was a Senior Compliance Officer, an Associate with TD Bank Asset Management as well as a Summer Associate with TD Bank Wealth. Derrick is a member of the Canadian Association of Urban Financial Professionals as well as the Co-Founder of Brampton Mastermind which is an initiative supported by the City of Brampton's Entrepreneurship Centre.
Derrick is also the President for the Association of Black Princeton Alumni (ABPA) which serves over 2,000 black alumni globally for Princeton University. He also enjoys mentoring young people in the college preparation space as well as participating in the various ministries at his church Kingdom House Christian Centre in Brampton, ON.