Steve Delchin is highly experienced in general litigation matters and concentrates on product liability, legal ethics, e-discovery, securities defense and intellectual property. He has a specific focus on appellate and Supreme Court practice.
Prior to joining Squire Patton Boggs, Steve served as a law clerk to The Honorable Alan E. Norris at the US Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit. Steve also interned with The Honorable John M. Manos at the US District Court for the Northern District of Ohio.
Steve has an active appellate practice and has represented numerous clients before courts across the country, including the Supreme Court of Ohio, the US Court of Appeals for the Second and Sixth Circuits, and the US Supreme Court. In addition to guest lecturing on effective appellate advocacy, Steve is a regular contributor to the Sixth Circuit Appellate Blog, a firm sponsored blog which fosters discussion on news about and opinions issued by the US Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit, with an emphasis on cases pertaining to business interests. Steve’s blog posts can be followed at www.sixthcircuitappellateblog.com.
Steve has appeared on radio and TV programs to discuss recent high profile appellate cases and issues, including appearances on LXBN TV of the LexBlog Network (the largest professional blog network in the world) and the “Legally Speaking” program on international radio broadcast in such cities as New York, Washington DC, London and Moscow. Steve’s appearances can be viewed here.
Just recently, Steve conducted an exclusive and probing video interview with US Supreme Court Clerk General William K. Suter. During the interview, General Suter offers his views on the biggest mistakes that lawyers make at oral argument and the most commonly held misconceptions about the US Supreme Court. General Suter also offers insights on what the legal profession should do to promote higher levels of excellence, professionalism and ethical awareness among its members. Steve’s exclusive interview with General Suter is available for viewing online.
In addition to his active appellate practice, Steve has spent a substantial portion of his career focused on the field of professional ethics, counseling Squire Patton Boggs lawyers in offices worldwide. He is a frequent lecturer on legal ethics issues and a regular participant in the firm’s annual program on ethics and professionalism, presented every December. As part of his ethics practice, Steve has a unique focus on social media. He has lectured on the legal aspects of, and professional pitfalls associated with, social networking.
Steve also has become well-known for his talents as a videographer. Steve has written, directed, and produced a series of innovative videos for Squire Patton Boggs that explore the difficult ethical issues confronting both inside and outside counsel. Online links to Steve’s videos can be found below.
Steve has significant and extensive experience on personal jurisdiction matters. He has successfully represented a broad array of international clients from Japan, Hong Kong, Germany and Canada on jurisdictional matters all across the US, including issues relating to jurisdictional discovery and parent-subsidiary relationships. Steve also counsels clients on effective strategies for maintaining legal separateness among related corporations, and he is the co-author of a paper on managing corporate communications.
Steve has been a member of the Squire Patton Boggs eDiscovery & Data Management Team, which serves as a resource for assisting lawyers on a full range of e-discovery matters. Steve counsels numerous international and domestic clients on compliance with preservation obligations and assists these clients with implementing effective litigation hold procedures. He has written about the recent spotlight on electronic document retention policies in the age of electronic discovery, and he frequently lectures on anticipating and preparing for the myriad traps confronting litigators in the digital age. Steve has aggressively and successfully defended clients accused of Internet computer hacking.
Steve has several publications to his credit including the article “Show Me Your Wares: The Use of Sexually Provocative Ads to Attract Clients,” published in the Seton Hall Law Review, and “Scalia 18:22: Thou Shall Not Lie With the Academic and Law School Elite; It Is an Abomination – Romer v. Evans and America’s Culture War,” published in the Case Western Reserve Law Review. He is also co-author of a paper exploring the challenges associated with “going green” in today’s legal environment.
Steve recently co-authored a scholarly ethics article addressing difficult choice of law issues for companies doing business abroad. The article, co-authored with Squire Patton Boggs partner Kenneth Moore (who is chair of the firm’s Ethics Committee) and ICF International’s Mollie Roy, focuses on the complex tension and interrelationship between US and foreign ethics law. The article was published in the January/February 2014 issue of the prestigious ACC Docket, which is the national publication of the Association of Corporate Counsel. The article can be accessed here.