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Derek Whiddon

Assistant Attorney General
Antitrust Section

Phone Number: (614) 466-4328
Fax Number: (844) 291-7949
Derek Whiddon serves as an Assistant Attorney General in the Antitrust Section of the Ohio Attorney General’s Office. In the Antitrust Section, Derek helps investigate alleged anticompetitive conduct, litigates complex antitrust cases involving state and federal antitrust laws, conducts research on state and federal antitrust law for the Antitrust Section and client agencies of the Ohio Attorney General’s Office, and participates in the education efforts of the Ohio Attorney General’s Partnership for Competitive Purchasing.
Derek previously worked in the Antitrust Section as a college intern from 2017-2018. During law school, Derek worked as an intern in the Criminal Division of the Franklin County Prosecutor’s Office before re-joining the Antitrust Section as a law clerk in March 2021.

Bar and Court Admissions
  • State of Ohio (2021)
  • United States District Court, Southern District of Ohio (2022)
  • United States Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit (2022)
  • The Ohio State University Moritz College of Law, J.D. (2021)
  • The Ohio State University, B.A., summa cum laude, Economics and Political Science (2018)