Vice President Legal – U.S. Onshore Resources and Carbon Management
Occidental Petroleum Corporation
Derek is the Vice President of Legal for US Onshore Resources and Carbon Management at Occidental. He was previously Vice President Legal of Oxy Low Carbon Ventures, which is dedicated to emissions reduction and low-carbon initiatives, including technology investments and project development, that further Occidental's strategic vision of building a sustainable energy future. In addition, LCV is developing new business models that will enable participants in hard-to-decarbonize industries to reduce their carbon emissions.
Prior to joining Occidental, he was the Senior Vice President of Corporate Development, General Counsel and Secretary of Volusion, LLC, where he managed Volusion's corporate development opportunities, including strategic partnerships and acquisitions, and was responsible for worldwide legal affairs.
Before Volusion, Derek was a corporate and securities partner at Wilson Sonsini Goodrich & Rosati. His practice focused on venture capital and private equity investments, mergers and acquisitions and capital market transactions in clean technology, renewable energy, internet, semiconductor, software, telecommunications and life sciences.