Dr. Derrick McKoy, CD, KC.

Derrick McKoy
Attorney General

Dr. Derrick McKoy - Attorney General

Prime Minister Andrew Holness appointed Dr. Derrick McKoy as the Attorney General of Jamaica in January 2022.  Dr. McKoy has significant knowledge and experience in law and has served on several public and private boards. He has chaired the Fair Trading Commission, the Jamaica Anti-dumping and Subsidies Commission, the Office of Utilities Regulation, the Duke of Edinburgh Awards Scheme in Jamaica, and the National Compliance and Regulatory Authority.  

He is a former Contractor General of Jamaica and a former Dean of the Faculty of Law at the University of the West Indies. He holds a doctorate in law from the University of Leicester, a doctorate in Business Administration from Nova Southeastern University, the LLM in International and Comparative Law from University College London, the MBA from Barry University, and the LLB from the University of the West Indies.

Dr McKoy has lectured in the Faculty of Law on the LL.B. and LL.M. Programmes, and as an adjunct in the Mona School of Business, the Institute of International Relations, the Norman Manley Law School, Barry University’s Andreas School of Business, and Nova Southeastern University’s Huizenga School of Business. He has published in the areas of competition law, constitutional law, corruption, labour law, public management, governance, and the law of computers.

In 2016, Dr. McKoy was awarded the Order of Distinction, in the rank of Command (CD), for Outstanding Contribution to the Legal Profession and for Public Service in Jamaica. Attorney General Dr Derrick McKoy was elevated to the rank of King's Counsel (KC) in May 2022.

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