Workers’ Rights Program Director
Derek is the Workers’ Rights Program Director at Centro Legal de la Raza. Derek first joined Centro Legal de la Raza in December 2012 as a staff attorney in the workers’ rights and tenants’ rights programs. Prior to joining Centro Legal, Derek served as a legal fellow with Human Rights First’s Refugee Protection Program in Washington, D.C., and as a law clerk for Judge Anthony Scirica of the Third Circuit Court of Appeals. Derek has advocated for the rights of low-wage immigrant workers since his first year of law school, when he joined other students to organize and staff a weekly legal clinic for day laborers. Derek received his J.D. from U.C. Berkeley School of Law.