Obermayer Rebmann Maxwell & Hippel LLP adds of counsel Derek S. Green to the firm’s litigation department. Green is currently a candidate for Philadelphia City Council and former Special Counsel to City Councilwoman Marian B. Tasco. He also served as counsel to the Philadelphia Gas Commission Chair and the Committees on Finance and Public Health and Human Services and managed various council hearings and meetings with lobbyists and executives. Green will reside in the firm’s Philadelphia office.

            “We are excited that Derek has joined the firm,” said Obermayer Chairman and Litigation Department Chair Thomas A. Leonard. “His strong background handling a variety of litigation matters will be an asset to our clients.”

Prior to joining the Councilwoman’s office, Green served as Deputy City Solicitor in the Housing and Community Development Division of the Corporate Group of the City’s Law Department. There he represented the Offices of Housing and Community Development and Neighborhood Transformation Initiatives, Commerce Department, and Vacant Property Review Committee. He drafted and negotiated more than 375 housing and economic development contracts and amendments annually, and co-authored the Philadelphia Anti-Predatory Lending Ordinance, Bill #000715-A.