The State Bar of Texas and the Texas Young Lawyers Association selected Dallas associate Derek McKee as one of 20 lawyers to participate in the 2022-2023 class of LeadershipSBOT.
LeadershipSBOT is a diversity initiative designed to recruit, train and retain Texas lawyers for leadership positions in the legal community and the State Bar of Texas. Program participants are selected to reflect the cultural, ethnic, geographic and practice area diversity of the state. They receive guidance and advice from leaders on activities that will help them be effective in the profession and respected in the community.
McKee, a member of McGuireWoods’ labor and employment practice, defends employers in state and federal employment law proceedings. He handles charges of discrimination and retaliation filed with government agencies, mediates complex disputes and defends clients in arbitration.
“I am excited to join LeadershipSBOT and look forward to working with established leaders of the Texas bar to enhance my knowledge and leadership skills,” McKee said.
McKee earned his undergraduate degree, summa cum laude, from Texas A&M University and his J.D., magna cum laude, from Texas A&M University School of Law, where he was a member of the Order of the Coif and the Texas A&M Law Review.