Steve Delchin is highly experienced in general litigation matters and concentrates on product liability, legal ethics, 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 has regularly contributed to the Sixth Circuit Appellate Blog, a firm sponsored blog that 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 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). More recently, Steve published an article in the inaugural issue of the Ohio State Law Journal that explores the various ethical and professional pitfalls confronting the unwary appellate practitioner.
In addition to his active appellate practice, Steve has spent a substantial portion of his career focused on the field of professional ethics, counseling major law firms across the country, as well as 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 has 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 prestigious ACC Docket, which is the national publication of the Association of Corporate Counsel.
Steve also worked closely with the Squire Patton Boggs Office of General Counsel to co-author an eye-opening article appearing in the Cleveland Metropolitan Bar Journal that focuses on recent bad check schemes targeting lawyers throughout the country and costing law firms millions of dollars.
In 2018, Steve co-published an article, with Colin Jennings, in the inaugural issue of Practising Law Institute’s White Collar Crime Series journal that focuses on the Department of Justice’s legal theories for asserting jurisdiction over foreign defendants under the Federal Corrupt Practice Act (FCPA) and Money Laundering Control Act. The article analyzes recent case law and provides a roadmap on how foreign defendants, and international companies facing FCPA-related risks, should counter the government’s aggressive legal theories in international bribery cases. The full journal can be found on the PLI website.
Steve has become very 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 professional conduct issues confronting both inside and outside counsel. Online links to Steve’s videos can be found below.