Derek Brown is a member of the Utah House of Representatives, where he sits on the Judiciary and the Business/Labor Committees. He also serves as Vice Chairman of the Infrastructure Appropriations Committee. Derek Brown currently serves as part owner and legal counsel for an educational company based in Salt Lake City, Utah, which produces, among other things, a national television show. After graduating from Pepperdine School of Law, where he served as Editor-in-Chief of the Law Review, Derek clerked for Judge Ruggero Aldisert, former Chief Judge of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit. He has practiced law with the international law firm Sidley & Austin in Washington, D.C. and served as legal counsel to Senator Robert F. Bennett in Washington, D.C. After returning to Salt Lake City with his family, Derek then served as Utah Legal Counsel to Senator Orrin G. Hatch. He is admitted to the bars of Utah, California, and Washington, D.C. He also serves on the Advisory Board of Intermountain Home Care, and on the Board of Directors of the Utah Connections Academy.
Derek currently teaches Media Law and Ethics.