Chris Deluzio serves as Counsel for the Brennan Center’s Democracy Program, where his work focuses on election security and voting. He also serves as the Legal and Policy Scholar of the University of Pittsburgh Institute for Cyber Law, Policy, and Security, supporting the Blue Ribbon Commission on Pennsylvania’s Election Security.
Prior to joining the Brennan Center, Mr. Deluzio was a litigation associate in private practice with Wachtell, Lipton, Rosen & Katz. His practice focused on complex commercial litigation, criminal and regulatory defense, and internal investigations, and he represented clients in a variety of industries. Mr. Deluzio also maintained a pro bono practice of representing indigent defendants in criminal matters in federal court. He previously served as a law clerk to Judge Richard J. Sullivan of the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of New York.
Mr. Deluzio received his J.D. magna cum laude from Georgetown Law in 2013. There, he was elected to the Order of the Coif, served as an executive articles editor of the Georgetown Law Journal, and was selected as the Top Oralist in the Robert J. Beaudry Moot Court Competition and the Thurgood A. Marshall Memorial Moot Court Competition.
Mr. Deluzio received a B.S. with merit from the United States Naval Academy in Annapolis. Following graduation from Annapolis, he served as an active-duty naval officer. Mr. Deluzio’s military service included multiple deployments, including a tour of duty with Army Civil Affairs in Iraq.