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  • San Diego State University, B.A. (2006)
  • University of San Diego School of Law, J.D. (2010) Order of the Coif, Order of the Barristers


  • California

Derek Hecht

 Associate Orange CountyLos Angeles
Phone: +1 949.798.1351
3 Park Plaza, 20th Floor
Irvine, CA 92614-8505
Phone: +1 949.798.1351
515 South Flower St., 40th Floor
Los Angeles, CA 90071-2201

Derek Hecht is an associate in Crowell & Moring's Labor & Employment and Mass Tort, Product, and Consumer Litigation practice groups and resident in Denver, Colorado. Derek's practice is diverse, with cases ranging from complex commercial and mass tort litigation, to litigation and counseling on a wide range of labor and employment matters. 

Derek earned his B.A. from San Diego State University and his J.D. from the University of San Diego School of Law, where he was elected to the Order of the Coif and the Order of the Barristers. Derek served as the managing editor of the San Diego International Law Journal, and he was also a member of the Appellate Moot Court Executive Board, in which he competed in and won the Vanderbilt National First Amendment Moot Court competition. 

Prior to joining Crowell & Moring, Derek served as a judicial law clerk for Magistrate Judges Barbara L. Major and Mitchell D. Dembin in the Southern District of California. In addition, Derek has served as an adjunct professor at the University of San Diego School of Law, where he instructed students in appellate advocacy. 


Admitted to practice: California


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