Derek S. Green is the former Special Counsel to City Councilwoman Marian B. Tasco. In this capacity, he proposed and drafted legislation as well as reviewed and monitored local, state, and federal legislation.
Derek also served as counsel to the Council Committees on Finance and Public Health and Human Services and managed various Council committee hearings and meetings with constituents,
lobbyists, and executives.
Additionally, he has served as a campaign manager, advisor, and counsel to various political campaigns including Councilwoman Marian Tasco, State Rep. Stephen Kinsey, District Attorney Seth Williams and State Rep. Cherelle Parker. Derek has served as a Deputy City Solicitor and Assistant District Attorney for the City of Philadelphia and as an Assistant Deputy Attorney General for the State of Delaware.
Before becoming an attorney, he was a consumer and small business lender for Meridian Bank and he has served on the board of directors of numerous civic and professional organizations including but not limited to East Mt. Airy Neighbors, Pennsylvania Bar Association, Urban League of Philadelphia, Green Tree School, Center in the Park, Mount Airy USA CDC, YMCA of Germantown and West Philadelphia, and Young America Political Action Committee.
Derek graduated from the Center for Progressive Leadership Political Leaders Fellowship inaugural class and serves on the Alumni Board.
He is a graduate of the University of Virginia and Temple University School of Law. Additionally, the Pennsylvania Law Weekly named Derek as a 2004 Lawyer on the Fast Track; Leadership Philadelphia selected him as one of the region’s key connectors and leaders; Metro Philadelphia selected him as one of six new young political leaders; and the Philadelphia Daily News named him one of the 10 under 40 rising political stars.
Derek, his wife Sheila and their son Julian reside in the Mount Airy section of Philadelphia. Derek and Sheila raise money every year to help children with autism like their son.