Colin Ɖặng Delaney is a Partner in the Litigation Section of Smith, Gambrell & Russell, LLP.
Mr. Delaney’s practice focuses on complex litigation, matters that require development of deliberate start-to-finish strategies, use of procedural devices to advance objectives, and presentation of arguments in compelling written form. Mr. Delaney has applied these skills in settings as diverse as class actions, international arbitration, and appeals. While his experience covers a range of businesses, Mr. Delaney has gained the most extensive industry-specific experience with aviation-related litigation supporting the firm’s Global Transport Practice.
Prior to joining the Firm, Mr. Delaney served as judicial law clerk to the Honorable Danny J. Boggs of the 6th Circuit U.S. Court of Appeals in Louisville, Kentucky.
Mr. Delaney received his B.A., cum laude, from Tufts University in 1997, with concentrations in History, Classics, and Political Science. In 2000, he earned his Doctor of Jurisprudence from Vanderbilt University Law School. Mr. Delaney was a member and Notes Editor of the Vanderbilt Law Review, which published his note, “The Graduation Prayer Cases: Coercion by Any Other Name”, 52 VAND.L.REV. 1783 (1999). He was elected to Order of the Coif upon graduation. In January 2000, he organized “Same-Sex Marriage: A Panel Discussion,” which featured constitutional law scholars from Vanderbilt and Yale Law Schools, where panelists aired ideas that ultimately became the basis of the United States Supreme Court’s landmark ruling in Obergefell v. Hodges fifteen years later.
Mr. Delaney is a proud member of the Stonewall Bar Association of Atlanta. He is admitted to practice before Georgia state and federal courts, as well as the Second, Sixth, and Eleventh Circuits of the U.S. Court of Appeals.
Mr. Delaney’s ongoing representative matters include the following:
Mr. Delaney’s notable recent cases and other successes include the following:
Stonewall Bar Association of Atlanta
AIJA – Association Internationales des Jeunes Avocats/International Association of Young Lawyers
“The Effectiveness of the Award: Recognition and Enforcement of Foreign Judgments and Arbitral Awards, U.S. National Report” (with Marcus D. Fruchter of Schopf & Weiss, Chicago, Ill.).
International Association of Young Lawyers (AIJA), Litigation and International Arbitration Commissions, General Report for the AIJA Fifty-First Annual Congress, presented in Buenos Aires, Argentina, September 2013.
“Erin Brockovich turns European: Is there an interest for class actions? U.S. National Report,” Wolters Kluwer (with Marcus D. Fruchter of Schopf & Weiss, Chicago, Ill.).
International Association of Young Lawyers (AIJA), Litigation, Antitrust, and Distribution Law Commissions, General Report for the AIJA Fifty-Second Annual Congress, to be presented in Prague, Czech Republic, August 2014.