Derrick Lankford, Jr. has extensive experience advising businesses on complex commercial matters.
Prior to joining BLG, Derrick held in-house counsel positions at a leading contract analytics and artificial intelligence (AI) technology provider and a leading SaaS-based global trade management software provider. In those roles, he negotiated a wide array of commercial agreements from both a customer and vendor-facing perspective, ranging from the negotiation of SaaS, PaaS and IaaS agreements, software and data licensing agreements, professional services and consulting agreements, re-seller agreements, referral agreements and business process outsourcing agreements, among others. Derrick’s approach has always been to work closely with his clients to address both the business needs and legal issues they face day to day, and to implement practical and efficient solutions to address those needs, resolve those issues, and accomplish their long-term strategic objectives.
Derrick received his undergraduate degree from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and his Juris Doctor from Wake Forest University School of Law.