Joseph Delich

Partner, New York

Joe has advised clients on matters that range from commercial contract disputes and securities litigation to internal investigations, regulatory and criminal defense, and compliance with anti-money laundering and sanctions laws.

Joe has extensive experience handling complex matters that require innovative solutions and is always exploring how to integrate new technologies into his practice in order to achieve better outcomes for his clients.  An expert on North Korean financing networks and front companies, he has a talent for leveraging open source research and graph databases to uncover hidden or overlooked information, then deploying it for a strategic advantage without ever losing the forest through the trees.

Joe maintains an active pro bono practice. He received the Legal Aid Society’s Pro Bono Publico award in 2018 for his work responding to proposed changes in “public charge rule,” worked extensively on the District of Maryland and Fourth Circuit Travel Ban litigation, and often represents children in removal proceedings that are seeking Special Immigrant Juvenile Status.

Joe was previously an attorney at Paul, Weiss, Rifkind, Wharton & Garrison LLP.

  • Appointed interim lead counsel in class action bringing CEA, antitrust, and RICO claims based on manipulation of the cryptocurrency market that resulted in one of the single largest asset bubbles in history.
  • Advised several financial institutions on BSA, AML, and sanctions compliance with an emphasis on identifying North Korean financing networks. He has assisted with supervisory exam responses, remediation efforts, and responding to state and federal regulatory inquiries.
  • Lead drafter of amicus brief to Supreme Court in Trump v. Hawaii on behalf of named plaintiffs in related challenge.
  • Represented venture capital fund advisor in connection with SEC subpoenas and successfully negotiated resolution making presentation to Enforcement Staff.
  • Successfully represented individual plaintiff in complex federal securities litigation over multi-state affinity fraud.
  • Represented public company in federal securities class action and mediation resulting in court-approved settlement.
  • Conducted internal investigation on behalf of financial institution in connection with ongoing consent order.
  • Conducted internal investigation on behalf of professional sports team in connection with a public controversy.
  • Represented REIT management company in New York state court contract dispute.
  • Obtained Special Immigrant Juvenile Status for two Salvadoran children in removal proceedings.

Northwestern University School of Law, J.D. magna cum laude; Order of the Coif; Northwestern University Law Review – Associate Editor; Senior Research Honors; Clinical Legal Education Association Award for Outstanding Clinical Student

University of Nebraska – Lincoln, B.A., English, Minor in Mathematics

  • Ensuring Insurance: Adequate and Appropriate Coverage for Brady Claims in Illinois, 110 Northwestern University Law Review 223
  • New York
  • Hon. Leslie H. Southwick, U.S. Court of Appeals, Fifth Circuit
  • New York City Bar

  • 2018 Legal Aid Society Pro Bono Publico Award