DEREK A. WEBB is an associate in the Supreme Court and Appellate and Commercial Litigation and Disputes practice groups. He represents individuals and corporations in appeals, civil litigation, criminal matters and federal regulatory proceedings.
Prior to joining Sidley, he served as a law clerk in the United States Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit and as an attorney advisor to the Judicial Conference Committee on Rules of Practice and Procedure where he worked on various reforms of the Federal Rules of Civil, Criminal and Appellate Procedure and the Federal Rules of Evidence. From 2014-2015 he served as a Supreme Court Fellow in the Office of the Counselor to the Chief Justice where he provided research support and briefed international delegations of lawyers and judges on Supreme Court history and procedure. Prior to that, he was a fellow in Stanford Law School’s Constitutional Law Center where he taught a seminar called “Reading the Constitution” and successfully assisted with litigation on behalf of California raisin growers that reached the Supreme Court in Horne v. Department of Agriculture, 133 S. Ct. 2053 (2013).
Prior to earning his Ph.D. and joining the field of law, Derek spent a year as a volunteer at a men’s homeless shelter in the South Bronx, NY.