Derek Khanna is an associate at Fenwick & West, focusing his practice on a broad variety of litigation matters to support clients in the high technology and life sciences industries.
Prior to Fenwick & West, Derek was a policy consultant to startups, technology companies, and law firms in Washington, D.C. Derek was also a congressional staffer for the House Republican Study Committee and was a member of the senior staff to former United States Senator of Massachusetts, Scott P. Brown. He has written for The Washington Post and The Guardian, maintains a blog with Forbes, and is a regular contributor with The Atlantic, National Review Online, Human Events and Politix.
He was listed on Forbes‘s 2014 list of 30 under 30 for law in policy for his work on technology policy and the successful phone unlocking campaign which resulted in the Unlocking Consumer Choice and Wireless Competition Act (S. 517/ P.L. 113-144) passing Congress and being signed into law by President Obama on August 1, 2014.
During law school, Derek was the recipient of the Yale Law School’s Information Society Project Fellowship, where he researched and wrote on the impact of technology and innovation on law and policy.