Darek DeFreece recently joined the firm as its general counsel. He has been an attorney and capital markets executive for more than 20 years at various global financial and investment management firms. He has separately advised a number of early stage companies. He received his undergraduate degree from UC Berkeley and his juris doctorate from Boston College Law School.
Darek has served on the boards of numerous educational and non-profit organizations, including as a Regent of the University of California, the president of the Cal Alumni Association, advisor to the Institute of Governmental Studies at UC Berkeley, and trustee of the UC Berkeley Foundation. Currently, he is a member of the finance committee for the Trevor Project, a national non-profit focused on crisis intervention and suicide prevention for LGBTQ youth and a trustee of the Redwood Day School in Oakland, California. He lives in Oakland, California, with his partner Alan and their two children, Jacob and Riley.