Michael J. Derderian (“Mike”) counsels clients on compliance with federal and state employment law and litigates business and employment-related disputes with the goal of achieving the most efficient and effective results possible.  Mike knows the importance of providing sound legal advice at the beginning of a dispute based on the facts that may unfold in subsequent litigation.  He draws on his experience as a practitioner and law clerk at the federal trial and appellate levels to advise clients on their risk to legal exposure.

Mike’s practice spans a variety of subject areas, but focuses on employment-related counseling and litigation and higher education.

Practice Areas


  • University of Notre Dame Law School, J.D., summa cum laude, 2011
  • Boston College, B.A., cum laude, 2005

Bar Admissions

  • Massachusetts
  • New York

Published Works & Appearances

  • Senior editor, Notre Dame Law Review, 2011

Prior Experience

Before joining Hirsch Roberts Weinstein, Mike litigated complex commercial disputes and advised clients involved in government investigations and enforcement proceedings for firms located in New York and Boston.

Mike’s federal clerkship experience:
-Hon. William J. Kayatta, Jr., U.S. Court of Appeals for the First Circuit, Aug. 2015 – Aug. 2016
-Hon. Indira Talwani, U.S. Dist. Ct. for the District of Massachusetts, July 2014 – July 2015
-Hon. Margaret A. Ryan, U.S. Court of Appeals for the Armed Forces, Sept. 2012 – Aug. 2013




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