Nicholas DeLuca is a Managing Director at Ankura with more than 14 years of experience in data analytics in the context of litigation, mass torts, and economic analysis. Nicholas leads an Ankura team of data scientists across a wide variety of consulting engagements, acting as both a project manager and a technical expert. He is based in Washington, DC.
Nicholas joined the firm in 2008 focused primarily on the mass tort & class actions and litigation and disputes practice. In servicing Ankura’s mass tort 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 of victims of asbestos-related diseases. Nicholas is also responsible for ongoing distribution of the AT&T Mobility Settlement (Re: AT&T Mobility Wireless Data Services Sales Tax Litigation, case No. 1:10-cv-02278) and AT&T Mobility Universal Services Fund (MBA Surety Agency, Inc. v. AT&T Mobility LLC, Case No.1222-CC09746). In servicing this client, Ankura has produced estimates of return mail volumes, correspondence, and models explaining check clearing behavior. To date, more than $200 million has been sent to more than 10 million class members. Other cases Nicholas 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, Nicholas was a consultant with Global Insight (now IHS Markit). His clients were global companies and US 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. Nicholas 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 a major heavy equipment manufacturer, and maintaining a model for forecasting national mail for the United States Postal Service.