Derek M. Freitas


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Derek Freitas’s foundational knowledge of patent law creates the base for his developing intellectual property practice. He has experience conducting legal research in nuanced areas of IP infringement damages, IP ownership, land transaction disputes and IP and business contracts, as well as drafting memoranda and bench orders. Additionally, Derek has experience advising a Fortune 500 company on compliance matters, assisting in expert witness depositions and various facets of litigation. Derek also has experience researching and preparing data breach notification materials, including issues related to subpoena compliance during incident response.

Recognitions and Memberships

Prior Positions

  • The Honorable Michael R. Barrett, U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Ohio: Judicial Extern
  • BakerHostetler
    • Law Clerk, Intellectual Property Department (2018 to 2019)
    • Summer Associate (2018)
  • Erie Crime Analysis Center: Intern


  • U.S. District Court, Southern District of Ohio
  • Ohio


  • J.D., Northern Kentucky University Salmon P. Chase College of Law, 2019, magna cum laude; The Northern Kentucky Law Review, Associate Editor
  • B.S., Computer Science, Minor in Information Technology, St. John Fisher College, 2016, cum laude