Derek Pease joined Silver Lake in 2020 and is a Director, Legal - Fund Formation. Prior to joining Silver Lake, Mr. Pease was a Partner at Kirkland & Ellis LLP, 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 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.