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Derron Jeffrey Blakely
Elbit Systems of America

Derron is Deputy General Counsel Elbit Systems of America (“ESA”), and General Counsel of ESA’s Airborne Solutions and Services and Support Solutions Business Units. He co-chairs ESA’s Information Governance Board, and ESA’s Mergers and Acquisitions Steering Committee Co-Chair Derron is responsible for managing ESA’s litigation including various patent infringement and trade secret matters. Before ESA, he was a government contracts and litigation associate with Covington & Burling in Washington, DC. He received his J.D., summa cum laude and Order of the Coif, from the Washington & Lee University School of Law. Derron clerked for the Honorable Judge H. Emory Widener, Jr. on the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 4th Circuit. He holds a B.S. in Biotechnology from the Worcester Polytechnic Institute. Derron recently began serving as the Vice Chair, In-House for the American Intellectual Property Law Association.