General Counsel & SVP Corporate Dev
Derek Willis, General Counsel and Secretary, is responsible for worldwide legal affairs for Volusion, including all corporate, commercial, IP, litigation and compliance matters. As the leader of our legal team, Derek is also focused on developing a legal strategy that assists Volusion in achieving its key strategic goals and advises management and the board of directors on corporate governance matters.
Prior to joining Volusion in October 2012, Derek was a corporate/securities partner in the Austin, Texas office of Wilson Sonsini Goodrich & Rosati, where he built a practice focused on public offerings, mergers and acquisitions and venture capital and private equity financings for emerging growth companies. In addition, Derek regularly advised management and boards of public companies regarding corporate governance and SEC compliance matters. Derek primarily represented companies in the Internet, semiconductor, software, clean technology, telecommunications and life sciences sectors, as well as investment banks and venture and private equity funds.
Derek was awarded a BBA in Accounting from The University of Texas at Austin, and a JD from the University of Texas School of Law. Derek was named in the 2012 edition of Chambers USA: America’s Leading Lawyers for Business.