Derek C. Anderson

Practice Areas:

Professional Liability, Securities Litigation and Arbitration, Securities Regulation and Compliance, Commercial and Business Litigation, Labor and Employment
Office Location: Colorado
Tel: (303) 482-1046 Fax: (303) 482-2601


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Derek C. Anderson concentrates his practice in the areas of securities litigation and regulation, professional liability litigation, and complex commercial and business litigation. He represents a wide variety of individuals and financial services clients, including national, regional, and independent broker-dealers, banks, registered investment advisors, pension advisory firms, and their employees in regulatory and litigation matters throughout the United States. His practice is devoted not just to the arbitration (and mediation) of securities cases, but also the litigation of those matters in state and federal court. Mr. Anderson successfully represented a broker-dealer client before the United States Supreme Court, after having handled the case since its inception as a customer arbitration, and through several subsequent federal court challenges and appeals.

Mr. Anderson received his B.A. from Duke University (1991) and his J.D. from Washington University School of Law in St. Louis (1994). He began his legal career as a Deputy District Attorney in Portland Oregon before entering private practice.

Mr. Anderson is a member of the Colorado, California, Florida, Massachusetts, and Oregon bars, and is admitted to practice before the United States Supreme Court, the United States Court of Appeals for the First Circuit, the United States Court of Appeals for the Tenth Circuit, the United States District Court for the District of Massachusetts, and the United States District Court for the District of Colorado. He is also a member of the Securities Industry and Financial Markets Association (SIFMA) - Compliance and Legal Division, and speaks frequently around the country regarding securities arbitration related topics.

Mr. Anderson is rated AV by Martindale Hubbell, which is the highest possible rating, reflecting both legal ability and professional ethics. This rating is a reflection of his experience, knowledge, and commitment to his clients.