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Derek Silva

Practice Director, Law & Advisory Services
Beverly Hills

Derek Silva is a seasoned professional with over 20 years of experience in the law firm and management advisory industries. As the Practice Director for the Law and Advisory Services Sector at P&C Global, he leads the industry practice worldwide and is a key member of the Digital Transformation, Corporate Performance, and Strategy & Innovation practice groups.

Before joining P&C Global, Derek held impressive positions at three of the top global firms. He began his career at Goldman Sachs & Co., where he honed his skills in mergers and acquisitions and corporate performance optimization. He then moved on to Deloitte, where he served as a director, overseeing a team of consultants and managing complex advisory projects. Finally, before joining P&C Global, he was a Principal at Rothschild & Co., where he led a team of consultants in developing and executing strategic advisory programs.

Derek holds a Bachelor of Arts in Economics from Harvard University, an MBA from Stanford Graduate School of Business, and postgraduate executive certificates in Digital Transformation and Innovation from the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania. He is also a Certified Valuation Analyst by the National Association of Certified Valuators and Analysts and a Certified M&A Advisor (CM&AA) by the Alliance of Merger & Acquisition Advisors.

Derek and his talented team at P&C Global have been the driving force behind several successful client engagements in the law firm industry. Here are some of their most notable projects:

  • Acquisition and Restructuring of a Major Law Firm: Derek Silva, along with his team, played a pivotal role in the acquisition and subsequent restructuring of a prominent law firm with annual revenues of $425 million. The firm was facing challenges in its operational efficiency and profitability. Under Derek’s leadership, the firm underwent a comprehensive restructuring process, which included streamlining operations, optimizing resource allocation, and implementing innovative business strategies. This strategic intervention led to a significant improvement in the firm’s financial health, with profits per partner increasing by 30% within the first year. This translated into an additional $38 million in profits, marking a remarkable turnaround for the firm.
  • Digital Transformation of a Prestigious Law Firm: Derek’s team spearheaded the digital transformation of a prestigious law firm with an annual revenue of $1.8 billion. This transformation was not only successful but also revolutionary, leading to a remarkable 50% enhancement in operational efficiency. The efficiency gains translated into a significant increase in profits, boosting the earnings per partner by $1 million. This transformation served as a testament to the team’s ability to leverage technology effectively to optimize operations and maximize profitability in a highly competitive legal market.
  • Line of Business Mix Optimization for a Top-Tier Law Firm: Derek Silva led a team that undertook a comprehensive review and optimization of the practice areas for a leading law firm with $650 million in annual revenues. The team’s strategic recommendations included a shift in focus towards more profitable practice areas, leveraging technology for efficiency, and streamlining processes to reduce overhead costs. This resulted in a 15% increase in profits per partner, translating to an additional $97.5 million in profits for the firm. The optimization also led to a more balanced and sustainable business model, positioning the firm for continued success in the future.

Beyond the confines of his professional life, Derek Silva is a man of many layers. He is a devoted family man, a fitness enthusiast, and a passionate rugby fan, all underpinned by a curious and thoughtful personality that is as expansive as the cosmos he loves to explore.

As a father and husband, Derek’s love for his family is the cornerstone of his life. He cherishes the time spent with his loved ones, whether it’s helping his children with their homework, planning surprise date nights for his wife, or simply enjoying a quiet evening at home. His family is his sanctuary, the place where he can truly be himself, away from the pressures of the corporate world.

Physical fitness is another aspect of Derek’s life that he takes seriously. He believes in the philosophy of a healthy mind in a healthy body, and he maintains a disciplined fitness regimen. Whether it’s early morning runs, weekend hikes, or yoga sessions, Derek ensures that he stays fit and active. His dedication to fitness is not just about staying in shape; it’s about setting an example for his children and instilling in them the importance of a healthy lifestyle.

In the spirit of his characteristic humor and wit, Derek often likens his tenure at P&C Global to a thrilling roller coaster ride. He says, “Working at P&C Global is like being on the world’s longest roller coaster. There are ups, downs, and unexpected turns. But the thrill is in the ride, not just the destination. And the best part? I get to enjoy this ride with a bunch of crazy, brilliant, and dedicated colleagues who are as passionate about this journey as I am.”

Past Experience

Rothschild & Co.


Goldman Sachs

Academic Credentials

Harvard University
BA, Economics

Stanford Graduate School of Business

Postgraduate Credentials

The Wharton School
University of Pennsylvania
Executive Certificates,
Digital Transformation

National Association of Certified Valuators
Certified Valuation Analyst

Alliance of Merger and Acquisition Advisors
Certified M&A Advisor (CM&AA)

Domain Expertise

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