Derek S. Green
Obermayer, Rebmann Maxwell & Hippel, LLP
Derek S. Green, Esquire serves as Of Counsel at the law firm of Obermayer, Rebmann Maxwell & Hippel, LLP. Derek is a member of the Litigation Department and supports the Government & Public Policy, Business & Finance, and Labor & Employment Departments. Additionally, he serves as Special Counsel at Bellevue Strategies, a full-service government relations and advocacy communications firm.
In 2015, Derek won the Democratic primary for City Council At-Large in Philadelphia by receiving the highest number of votes cast in the election, and, later that year, he was elected to City Council. In 2019, he was elected for another term. In 2022, Derek resigned from City Council to run for Mayor of Philadelphia.
As a member of Council, he chaired the Committees on Finance and Disabilities and served as the Vice Chair of the Committees on Aging and Law and Government. Additionally, Councilmember Green served as the Chair of the Philadelphia Gas Commission, National President of the Democratic Municipal Officials, and President of the Pennsylvania Municipal League. He served on the Boards of the Philadelphia Cultural Fund and National Black Caucus of Local Elected Officials. Further, he served on the Executive Committees of the Democratic National Committee and National League of Cities.
Additionally, he serves on the Boards of the City Trusts, Girard College, Philadelphia Convention & Visitors Bureau, and Strong Cities Alliance.
Before his election, Green was the Special Counsel to Councilmember Marian B. Tasco. He also served as counsel to the Philadelphia Gas Commission and the Committees on Finance and Public Health and Human Services. Previously, Green served as a Deputy City Solicitor in the Housing and Community Development Division of the Corporate Group of the City’s Law Department.
Additionally, Green’s legal experience includes positions as an Assistant District Attorney in Philadelphia and Assistant Deputy Attorney General for the State of Delaware (Securities and Criminal Divisions). Green is admitted to practice law in the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania and State of New Jersey. Before becoming an attorney, he was a consumer and small business lender for Meridian Bank. He is also a graduate of the University of Virginia and Temple University School of Law.
Councilmember Green and his wife, Sheila, co-founded the first autism support class at Houston Elementary School to help other autistic children like their son. To aid other families impacted by autism, they are a top regional fundraiser for Autism Speaks.