J. Patrick DeLince is a private practitioner with his own law firm, DeLince Law PLLC. His practice concentrates on employment discrimination and business law matters. He is a graduate of St. John’s University School of Law and has been practicing law in New York for almost two decades. Immediately prior to the establishment of his own practice, he managed the New York branch office of the French law firm of Thieffry & Associes, for which he advised American subsidiaries of French companies doing business in the United States. He has also previously worked as a Senior Staff Counsel at Tutoki & Levy, an of counsel firm to ITT Hartford.
Mr. DeLince served on the Executive Committee of the New York County Lawyers’ Association’s (“NYCLA”) Cyberspace Law Committee, from 2000-2011, during the Internet’s developmental years. As Chair of the Cyberspace Law Committee, Mr. DeLince’s interests include continuing to help develop and present programs on cutting edge issues resulting from the Internet and new media to NYCLA’s membership and the public at large. At NYCLA, he also serves on Panel of Mediators and Arbitrators for Joint Committee for Fee Disputes & Conciliation (the “Panel”). The Panel’s goal is to provide a private and economical means of resolving disputes between lawyers and clients. He has also had the honor of serving three times on the New York County Democratic Judicial Screening Panel.
Mr. DeLince currently serves as Vice President of the Board of National Employment Lawyers Association, New York Chapter (“NELA”) and as a member of its Judiciary Committee. As Chair of NELA’s E-Discovery Committee, he strives to keep the NELA membership informed of developments and issues arising from and affecting electronic discovery and technology as it relates to litigation in New York State, both at the federal and state levels. Such issues may include, but are not limited to, discoverability, procedure, production of data, costs, preservation and spoliation, sanctions, work product doctrine and privilege, privacy, security, admissibility and working with various vendors.