Derek H. Sparks is a Partner in the firm’s Miami office, focusing his practice on Employment and Labor Law, Commercial Litigation, and Business Transactions.
Derek works closely with employers in the defense of lawsuits, appeals, and administrative proceedings, including discrimination, whistleblower and retaliation claims, misappropriation of intellectual property, and class and collective actions under federal and state wage and hour laws. He also prosecutes and defends trade secret and restrictive covenant cases, including non-compete and non-solicitation agreements. To proactively avoid litigation, Derek advises companies in implementing and maintaining policies and procedures to ensure compliance with federal and state employment laws and regulations and follows up with training seminars tailored to managers and front-line employees. He is a frequent speaker on a variety of workplace law topics.
Another significant aspect of Derek’s practice is the representation of corporate clients in business disputes arising out of commercial transactions and investor relationships. Derek has significant jury and bench trial experience in commercial cases.
Derek’s experience also includes advising public and private companies in mergers and acquisitions, private equity transactions, securities offerings, and other corporate matters.