Derek Pease joined Silver Lake in 2020 as Senior Funds Counsel. Prior to joining Silver Lake, Mr. Pease was a Partner at Kirkland & Ellis LLP in its New York office, where he specialized in the formation, structuring, and management of private investment funds. Previously, Mr. Pease served as General Counsel at a private equity registered investment adviser and prior to that was an Associate at Simpson Thacher & Bartlett LLP. Mr. Pease received a B.S. from Duke University and a J.D. from New York University School of Law.