Derek Bergmann

Senior Tax Analyst, AttorneyDerek Bergmann

Derek’s role at TTD is navigating the path of relief advocacy as he helps clients work through complicated taxation situations and negotiated IRS settlements.

He is a graduate of the DePaul University College of Law with a specialty in General Intellectual Property Law. Prior to his law degree, Derek made the Dean’s List while earning his B.A. in Political Science from the University of Illinois.

Derek is admitted to practice in the State of Illinois. His previous experience includes work at small firms and Countrywide Financial.

Today, he volunteers as counsel for intellectual property rights for artists, creative arts and recording professionals as an active member of the Chicago Bar Association and the Recording Academy of America.

Derek had the distinction to serve as a Student Attorney under Illinois Supreme Court Rule 711 at DePaul’s Center for Intellectual Property Law & Information Technology

Academic Background:

  • BA, University of Illinois
  • JD, DePaul University College of Law

Volunteer Work/Community Involvement:

  • Intellectual Property Law Clinic

Professional Memberships/Associations:

  • Illinois State Bar Association
  • Chicago Bar Association
  • Recording Academy of America

Former Employers:

  • Roger D. Rudich, Ltd
  • Countrywide Financial


  • Illinois General Assembly Scholarship

Direct Dial #: (312) 940-1591

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