Friedman & Springwater LLP
T: 415.834.3804


  • J.D., Duke University School of Law, 1997
  • B.A., Brown University, 1993

Friedman & Springwater LLP
350 Sansome Street
Suite 210
San Francisco, CA 94104
T: 415.834.3800
F: 415.834.1044

Derrick N.D. Hansen



Derrick Hansen has broad experience in complex corporate transactions, bankruptcy practice, and advising companies in all facets of their corporate needs. He also practices in the areas of energy and water law, representing and advising municipalities and regulated public utilities.

Derrick has worked extensively on business transactions, including manufacturing, service and procurement contracts, and consulting, development and business sale agreements.  In addition, Derrick has worked on transactions involving the sale of financial assets, including the sale of loans and receivables.  Derrick also has experience in winding-down and dissolving corporations and other legal entities in connection with out-of-court restructurings and liquidations. 

In addition to his insolvency and transactional experience, Derrick has worked in F&S’s energy practice.   Derrick negotiated and drafted water purchase agreements, operation and maintenance agreements, and power purchase agreements in connection with California’s renewable portfolio standard solicitations. Derrick’s experience has included playing a substantial role in a multi-party settlement that emerged from a collaborative effort of local municipalities, various public interest groups and a regulated water utility and involved crafting a water supply solution for consumers.  He also brings an expertise in climate change regulations and CPUC rules of practice and procedure.

Prior to joining the firm, Derrick served as general counsel to iAsiaWorks, Inc., a publicly-traded, pan-Asia Internet Data Center company. He was also a corporate associate at both Brobeck, Phleger & Harrison LLP in Palo Alto and Stroock & Stroock & Lavan LLP in New York, where his practice focused on corporate and securities laws matters, primarily in the context of entrepreneurial, start-up and emerging growth technology companies.

Derrick Hansen is a member of the State Bar of Delaware, the State Bar of New York and the State Bar of California and practices in the firm's Delaware office.