Bachelor of Science, New York University, 1953. Juris Doctor, New York University, 1959.
Bar: New York 1959, United States District Court (southern and eastern districts) New York 1960, United States Court 2nd District Court of Appea. circuit) 1960, Supreme Court of the United States Court 1962. Arthur Garfield Hays research fellow New York University, 1958-1959, research associate Duke U. School of Law, Durham, North Carolina, 1959-1960. Associate Brennan, London, Buttenwieser, New York City, 1960-1964.
Sole practice Jordan Derwin, New York City, 1964-1970;general counsel New York City Off Track Betting Corporation, 1970-1974. Associate general counsel General Instrument Corporation, New York City, 1974-1979. Consultant, 1980; instructor basic life support, Code of Professional Responsibility and advanced 1st aid: American Red Cross, 1988, American Heart Association, 1989, National Safety Council, 1991.
Instructor trainer basic cardiac lifesupport American Heart Association, 1990, member affiliate faculty, 1997. Emergency medical technician New York State, 1990. Vice president, general counsel Center Park Medical Unit, Inc., New York City, 1991.
Delegate New York City Control Labor Council, 1996.Author (with F. Hodge O'Neal), Expulsion or Oppression of Business Associates: Squeeze Outs in Small Business, 1960. Actor in various films including Stardust Memories, 1980, Rollover, 1981, I'm Dancing as Fast as I Can, 1982, Hard Feelings, 1984, Cotton Club, 1984, One DownTwo to Go, 1986, Cadillac Man, 1990, McBain 1991, Ambulance, 1992, Extreme Measures, 1996, Private Parts, 1997, television programs including Nurse, Today's Federal Bureau of Investigation, Another World, As The World Turns, Guiding Light, All My Children, One Life To Live, Loving, Saturday Night Live, Late Night and Late Show With David Letterman, Conan O'Brien Show, television commercials 1980. Contributor articles to professor journals Lieutenant junior grade, United States Naval Reserve, 1953-1956, Korea, Vietnam.
Member of American Federation of television and Radio Artists (director New York local board 1980-1983, 1987-1990, director national board 1981-1992, Ken Harvey award 1998), Screen Actors Guild since 1982, (national executive committee since 1983, secretary New York branch 1983-1987, 12th national vice president 1984-1987, 4th national vice president 1987-1989, 1st vice president New York branch 1987-1989, Second vice president New York branch 1989-1991, since 1995, 3d vice president New York branch 1993-1995), Associate Actors and Artistes American American Federation of Labor and Congress of Industrial Organizations (delegate international board 1984-1994, since 1997, central labor council New York City since 1996), Actors Equity Association, Motion Picture Players Welfare Fund (trustee since 1987), National Press Photographers Association, American Society Magazine Photographers, Phi Delta Phi.
Married Barbara Joan Concool Derwin, July 4, 1956 (divorced 1969). Children: Susan Lee, Ellen. Married Joan Linda Wolfberg Derwin, May 6, 1973.