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Elma Delic

Elma Delic focuses her practice on complex commercial litigation, with an emphasis on government enforcement, internal investigations and white collar matters. Her practice routinely involves assisting clients subject to federal and state investigations in the United States.

Elma represents clients before the U.S. Department of Justice and the Securities and Exchange Commission. These investigations have involved potential regulatory, civil or criminal exposure -- including under the Federal Corrupt Practices Act, the False Claims Act and various securities laws. Her experience includes assisting in preparing and conducting witness interviews, developing presentations on behalf of the client to government entities and developing strategies for investigations and government cooperation.

Elma also advises and represents public companies and various entities in complex litigation matters before federal and state courts throughout the United States. Her robust litigation experience includes drafting pre-trial motions, responding to discovery requests, drafting key dispositive motions and preparing for depositions. Elma also has experience representing clients in appellate matters, including drafting of appellate briefs.

In addition, Elma is also involved in various pro bono matters at K&L Gates, including advocating for individuals whose family members have been taken hostage in volatile countries and also children in asylum proceedings before the U.S. Immigration Courts.

Prior to joining the firm, Elma was a summer associate in the firm’s Boston office in 2016. In addition, she was a legal intern for the United States Attorney’s Office and worked on various civil and criminal matters. Elma was a judicial intern for the Honorable Kevin R. Connelly of the Middlesex County Probate and Family Court.

Prior to her legal career, Elma was a publicist representing various individuals and entities in front of local and national media outlets. Elma developed strategic communication plans and assisted with crisis management.

  • HBX CORe, Harvard Business School, 2015
Additional Thought Leadership Pages
  • Delic, Elma, Cloudy Jurisdiction: Foggy Skies in Traditional Jurisdiction Create Unclear Legal Standards for Cloud Computing and Technology, 50 SUFF. L. REV. 471 (2017).
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