Nicholas DeLuca is a Managing Director at Ankura Consulting Group based in Washington, DC. He has 14 years of experience in data analytics in the context of litigation, mass torts, and economic analysis. Mr. DeLuca leads Ankura’s team of data scientists across a wide variety of consulting engagements acting as both a project manager and a technical resource.
Mr. DeLuca joined the firm in 2008 and works primarily with mass tort and trust services clients. In servicing Ankura’s trust clients, he developed the algorithms used to compensate asbestos personal injury trust claimants. These models have been used to distribute billions of dollars to hundreds of thousands victims of asbestos related diseases. Mr. DeLuca is also responsible for ongoing distribution of the AT&T Mobility Settlement. In servicing this client, Ankura has produced estimates of return mail volumes, correspondence, as well as models explaining check clearing behavior. To date, nearly $200 million dollars has been sent to more than 10 million class members. Some other cases Mr. DeLuca has worked on include: litigation monitoring, analysis, and outcome prediction for a Fortune 100 client; and estimating future litigation costs and liabilities for a global engineering and construction contractor and power equipment supplier.
Prior to joining Ankura, Mr. DeLuca was a Consultant with Global Insight (now IHS). His clients were companies and trade associations, for which he created numerous estimates and forecasts. He created a national employment estimate of highway–related professionals for the largest national trade association for the trucking industry and presented these findings at regional meetings. Mr. DeLuca also developed commodity reports and analyzed utilization of transportation infrastructure for an international investment bank’s proposed investment in privatized highways. His forecasting engagements included developing heavy equipment forecasts for 54 product region combinations for a major heavy equipment manufacturer, and maintaining a model for forecasting national mail for the United States Postal Service at the 3–digit zip code level.
Mr. DeLuca began his career with Economic Consulting Services, LLC, a Washington, DC based consulting firm specializing in international trade disputes. While there, he worked with senior partners and client law firms to conduct complex economic data compilation and analysis in the context of anti-dumping and countervailing duty investigations heard before the International Trade Commission. He also created databases for use at the Department of Commerce in those same types of cases.
Mr. DeLuca received a Masters in Business Administration from Georgetown University’s McDonough School of Business in 2012. At Georgetown, he worked with the Louis Dreyfus Company to evaluate a proposed investment in lecithin and glycerin production. He received a Bachelor of Science in Economics from the University of Pittsburgh in 2003.