R. Scott DeLuca

Senior Counsel

Mr. DeLuca is a Senior Counsel to the Firm. Mr. DeLuca handles litigation matters with a focus on employment law and employment related litigation, employee benefits, wage and hour matters, and labor relations issues.

Mr. DeLuca has over fifteen years of experience handling matters related to the employer-employee relationship, including employment discrimination, wage payment requirements under Federal and State law, employee benefits issues and the requirements of ERISA and COBRA, issues under the Family & Medical Leave Act, matters regarding disability accommodation under the Americans with Disabilities Act and the New York State Human Rights Law, as well as representing both public and private sector employers with regard to labor relations and arbitrations matters, and both public and private sector employers during collective bargaining negotiations.

Mr. DeLuca has practiced in proceedings before Federal and State courts, the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, U.S. Department of Labor, the U.S. Occupational Safety and Health Administration, the N.Y.S. Division of Human Rights, the N.Y.S. Department of Labor, the National Labor Relations Board, and the N.Y. Public Employee Relations Board.

Mr. DeLuca received his B.A. from Binghamton University in 1995. He received his law degree, cum laude, from New York Law School in 1998, where he received the New York Law School Moot Court Association Award and was Executive Editor of the New York Law School Moot Court Association. Mr. DeLuca is admitted to practice in New York State courts, the United States Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit, all four Federal District Courts in New York, and the Western District of Pennsylvania.

Mr. DeLuca was named one of Buffalo’s “Up & Coming Attorneys” by The Daily Record in 2005, and was selected by Buffalo Business First as a member of its 40 Under 40 Class in 2012. In 2014, Mr. DeLuca was selected as a “Super Lawyer” by SuperLawyers.com (after having been named a “Rising Star” in 2013). Mr. DeLuca is a member of Leadership Buffalo (having graduated from the Class Experience Class of 2014), and is currently a member of the Board of Directors for the Historic Palace Theater.

Academic Background

  • B.A. Binghamton University in 1995
  • J.D. New York Law School in 1998
Contact Information

Phone: 716-845-6000 ext. 225
rsdeluca@kavinokycook.com
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