Dallas’ business experience helps him understand client problems and goals. Before entering law school, Dallas worked for eight years as an export marketing consultant for the International Trade Administration and as the director of operations for the North and Central American apparel sourcing office for Gap Inc. At Gap Inc., Dallas gained experience in supply chain management, apparel and fabric manufacturing and sourcing, contract negotiation, and ethical and environmental compliance. He understands the competing pressures that businesses face from cash management, financing, customers, suppliers, owners, employees and management, and that background helps him craft litigation and settlement strategies to meet client needs. Dallas’ background in sourcing and supply chain issues helped him understand a processed-food client’s business needs in litigation concerning an alleged breach of a multi-year supply contract; the jury returned a defense verdict for our client.
In March of 2014, Dallas was recognized as a Rising Litigator by the Oregon State Bar’s Litigation Section and honored at the Section’s Litigation Institute & Retreat in Skamania, Oregon. He is recognized as a Rising Star by Oregon Super Lawyers magazine for the past seven years, and in 2009 he was honored by the Multnomah Bar Association as the Rookie of the Year.
Dallas volunteered at the Multnomah County District Attorney’s office for the month of January 2013, where he prosecuted misdemeanor crimes. He has represented pro bono clients before administrative law judges and the Oregon Court of Appeals for claims for unemployment insurance benefits. Dallas also volunteers for fund raising for the Richmond Elementary School Foundation.
Dallas graduated magna cum laude from New York University School of Law, where he was an editor for the Environmental Law Journal and was elected to the Order of the Coif. Earlier, he earned a Master of International Affairs Degree and a Bachelor of Arts Degree from Columbia University. After practicing complex federal civil litigation at the New York City office of Cleary, Gottlieb, Steen & Hamilton, Dallas moved to Oregon in 2006 to serve as a judicial clerk to Oregon Supreme Court Justice Thomas A. Balmer before joining Markowitz Herbold in 2008.
Experience and Affiliations
- Rising Litigator Award, Oregon State Bar, Litigation Section, 2014
- Rising Star, Oregon Super Lawyers magazine, 2010 - present
- Member, Multnomah Bar Association, Membership Committee
- Member, Federal Bar Association
- Member, Oregon State Bar, Sustainable Future Section; Executive Committee, 2010 - 2013
- Former Member, Multnomah Bar Association Young Lawyer Section; Membership Committee, 2008 - 2010
- Member, Oregon Women Lawyers
- New York University School of Law — J.D., magna cum laude, Order of the Coif
- Columbia University — Master of International Affairs
- Columbia University — B.A., cum laude
Admitted to Practice
- New York
- U.S. District Court, District of Oregon
- Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals
OSB Sustainable Future Section Award featuring U.S. Rep. Earl Blumenauer
Markowitz Herbold attorney Dallas DeLuca invites you to join the OSB's Sustainable Future and Environmental & Natural Resources section members for a celebration honoring this year's winner Stoel Rives.
Stoel Rives, 900 SW Fifth Avenue, 19th Floor Lounge, Portland, OR 97204
Northwest Coal Exporting – Two Views on the Scope of Environmental Review
Markowitz Herbold attorney Dallas DeLuca invites you to join a debate about the proper scope of environmental review for the five proposed coal export terminals in Washington and Oregon. Brett VandenHeuvel of Columbia Riverkeeper will argue for an area-wide review and Greg Peden of the Coalition for Jobs & Growth will argue for a facility-by-facility review.
Standard Insurance Center, 900 SW 5th Avenue, Portland, OR Portland, OR