B.S.ing with Derrick Boston

Derrick Boston shares with Merle Vaughn how he’s pushing beyond the stereotypes associated with being a lawyer and being a black man and embracing his authentic self in his personal and professional lives. He talks about the values he’s instilling in his children, how he handles stress and the role sports have played in shaping him.


Derrick Boston is an accomplished business leader and attorney with more than 30 years of experience as a co-founder and manager of technology companies, including start-up, emerging growth and venture-backed companies. Derrick is chief administrative officer and general counsel for Virgin Orbit, Virgin's satellite launch division, where he is responsible for legal, compliance, contracts dministration, IT, Enterprise application software, facilities and security.

A graduate of Harvard Law School, Derrick previously served as executive vice president, business development & general counsel for Panavision. He has served as outside general counsel to both public and private companies, advising on securities, general business matters, SEC reporting and compliance. Derrick brings with him in-depth knowledge of legal, executive leadership, management, finance, operations, and strategic and tactical planning.

Derrick received his undergraduate degree from Harvard College magna cum laude. He is a Canadian and US citizen who has also worked in the UK.

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