Stephen M. De Luca, Esq.

Stephen M. De Luca, Esq.

Stephen has over twenty-five years of litigation experience, including clerking for a United States Judge for the Court of International Trade in New York City, serving in the Office of the Chief Counsel for Import Administration, United States Department of Commerce in Washington, DC, and working for some of the world’s largest law firms on some of the most complex and sometimes notorious commercial litigation, arbitration, and regulatory matters, including matters related to Enron, Lehman, and Residential Mortgage Backed Securities (RMBS) cases. Stephen has a B.A. from the University of Rochester, where he received a four-year Navy ROTC Scholarship and earned a Commission as an Officer in the United States Navy. He earned three law degrees while publishing, teaching, and practicing law: a J.D. from Pace University School of Law in White Plains, New York, and both an LL.M. and S.J.D. from Tulane University School of Law in New Orleans, Louisiana. He was the first applicant in three years to be admitted to Tulane’s S.J.D. program and completed the program despite a one-in-five graduation rate at the time.

Experience:

Senior Attorney, Aaronson Law Firm, 2018-present
Contract Attorney/Project Manager/Litigation Staff Attorney for various law firms in the New York City metropolitan area, 2003-2018
Senior Associate, Hume & Associates, PC, Washington, DC, 2001-2003
General Attorney (International), Office of the Chief Counsel for Import Administration, United States Department of Commerce, Washington, DC, 2000-2001
Associate, Middlebrooks & Shapiro, PC, Parsippany, NJ, 1998-2000
Adjunct Professor, Pace University School of Law, White Plains, NY, 1998-99
Associate, Ross & Hardies, New York, NY, 1994-95
Judicial Law Clerkship, Honorable Thomas J. Aquilino, Jr., United States Judge for the Court of International Trade, New York, NY, 1992-94

Education:

B.A., University of Rochester, 1981-85
J.D., Pace University School of Law, 1989-92
LL.M. (with Distinction), Tulane University School of Law, 1996-97
S.J.D., Tulane University School of Law, 1997-2003

Admissions/Licensure:

The Florida Bar
New York and New Jersey Bars
Supreme Court of the United States
United States Court of International Trade
United States Courts of Appeals for the Third and Federal Circuits
United States District Courts for the Southern District of New York and District of New Jersey
Government Agency/Regulatory Practice Experience:
United States Department of Commerce
United States International Trade Commission
Office of the United States Trade Representative
United States Trade Development Agency
United States Securities Exchange Commission
United States Department of Homeland Security
United States Federal Trade Commission
United States Department of Justice
United States Food and Drug Administration
United States House and Senate Trade Committee Staff
Foreign Embassies to the United States

Publications:

Stephen M. De Luca, The Gulf Crisis and Collective Security Under the United Nations Charter, 3 Pace Y.B. Int’l L. 267 (1991). Available at http://digitalcommons.pace.edu/pilr/vol3/iss1/9
Pace International Law Review (1992) (Editor-in-Chief)
International Contract Manual (Albert H. Kritzer, ed., Thomson West 1992) (Research and Editorial Assistant)
S. Linn Williams, Political and Other Risk Insurance: OPIC, MIGA, EXIMBANK and Other Providers, 6 Pace Int’l L. Rev. 59 (1993) (Research and Editorial Assistant)
Stephen M. De Luca, Grupo Protexa, S.A. v. All American Marine Slip, 7 Pace Int’l L. Rev. 129 (1995). Available at: https://digitalcommons.pace.edu/pilr/vol7/iss1/4
Thomas E. Carbonneau, Commercial Arbitration (Juris Publishing, 1997) (Editorial Assistant for First Edition of the Text Book, Documents Supplement and Teachers Supplement)
Stephen M. De Luca, Historical Retrospective and the Future Role and Jurisdiction of the U.S. Court of International Trade in the New Millennium, 26 Brook. J. Int’l L. (2001). Available at: https://brooklynworks.brooklaw.edu/bjil/vol26/iss3/17
Stephen M. De Luca, Cultural Protectionism in International Trade Law (2003) (Unpublished Dissertation)