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Derek O. Zaba


Derek Zaba is a Partner at CamberView Partners and serves as Head of the firm’s Activism Defense and M&A practice which encompasses long and short activism defense as well as contested and complex M&A.

Before joining CamberView, Mr. Zaba was a Partner at Voce Capital Management, a value-driven, governance-focused investor that regularly engages in public activism.  At Voce, he was deeply involved in evaluating and selecting investment opportunities, identifying problematic governance and compensation practices, engaging with portfolio companies and developing and executing contested campaigns. Prior to that role, Mr. Zaba was a Senior Associate at Scoggin Capital Management LLC, an event-driven hedge fund. Earlier in his career, Mr. Zaba was a corporate attorney at Wachtell, Lipton, Rosen & Katz, where he counseled companies on a variety of matters including contested mergers & acquisitions transactions, proxy contests and corporate governance matters.

Mr. Zaba is a member of the State Bar of New York. He holds a J.D. from Stanford Law School, where he graduated Order of the Coif, and an M.B.A. and a bachelor’s degree in systems science and mathematics, cum laude, from Washington University in St. Louis. 


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