Duke University School of Law, J.D.
New York University, B.A.
U.S. Southern District of Florida
U.S. Middle District of Florida
U.S. Eastern District of North Carolina
U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit
U.S. Court of Appeals for the Eleventh Circuit
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Jeff Neiman & Derick Vollrath, The Troubling Rise of IRS Injunction Suits, Tax Notes Federal: Special Report (May 20, 2019).
Derick Vollrath, Losing the Loss Calculation: Towards a More Just Sentencing Regime in White-Collar Criminal Cases, 59 Duke L.J. 1001 (2010)
Derick Vollrath is a government investigation and business litigation attorney. For six years, he has represented businesses and individuals in some of their most sensitive litigation matters related to regulatory, tax, and criminal investigations by the U.S. Internal Revenue Service, the U.S. Department of Justice, and the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission. Prior to that, he served the federal judiciary for four years as a judicial law clerk.
Derick’s government investigations and white-collar practice focuses on representing clients in civil and criminal matters against the DOJ and the IRS, in particular in cases involving the failure to report foreign bank accounts and overseas trust transactions. He defends law firms and other businesses accused of promoting abusive tax shelters, including those involving captive insurance, charitable LLCs, and syndicated conservation easements. He also defends individuals and businesses accused of market manipulation, securities fraud, and criminal antitrust violations.
Derick also represents plaintiffs and defendants in state and federal court in business litigation matters, particularly in cases involving unfair and deceptive trade practices and the suggestion of fraud.
Outside of law practice, Derick serves on the Board of the Broward County chapter of the Federal Bar Association and on the American Bar Association’s Civil and Criminal Tax Penalties Committee.