Deirdre M. Daly

Deirdre M. Daly

Deirdre M. Daly
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ddaly@fdh.com
T: (203) 325-5050 - F: (203) 325-5001
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Deirdre M. Daly joined the firm in June 2018 after serving as the United States Attorney for the District of Connecticut from 2013 through 2017. She is a member of the firm’s Government & Internal Investigations and Litigation practice groups, providing counsel to corporations, boards of directors and executives in white collar criminal matters, SEC enforcement actions, corporate compliance, internal investigations and monitoring.

As United States Attorney, Ms. Daly was Connecticut’s chief federal law enforcement officer and was responsible for overseeing all litigation matters in the state involving the United States and the work of 65 attorneys in three different offices. This work included the prosecution of offenses relating to national security; cybercrime; securities, FCPA, healthcare and other financial fraud; public corruption; civil rights violations; human trafficking; child exploitation; environmental crimes; gang violence; and narcotics distribution.

Ms. Daly was the state’s 51st U.S. Attorney and the first woman to be presidentially appointed to lead the office which was established in 1789. During her term as U.S. Attorney, she was appointed by the Attorney General of the United States to serve as a member of the Attorney General’s Advisory Committee of United States Attorneys (AGAC), providing advice on policy, management, and operational issues impacting the Department of Justice and the 94 offices of U.S. Attorneys. Earlier in her career, she served for twelve years as a prosecutor and supervisor in the U.S. Attorney’s Office for the Southern District of New York, and has tried eighteen cases to verdict.

In addition to her lengthy service as a federal prosecutor in New York and Connecticut, Ms. Daly has extensive experience in the private sector. From 1998 until 2010, she was an attorney in private practice, representing a wide variety of businesses, organizations and individuals in criminal and regulatory investigations and corporate internal investigations. She also served as an environmental and safety monitor for a large public utility for close to ten years, and as an advisor to a municipal environmental protection agency.

Ms. Daly is a graduate of Dartmouth College and Georgetown University Law Center. After law school, she served as a law clerk for the Honorable Lloyd F. MacMahon, U.S. District Judge for the Southern District of New York.

Anti-Defamation League Civil Rights Award, 2017  

Connecticut Police Commissioners Law Enforcement Award, 2017

Connecticut Women’s Hall of Fame Honoree, 2017

Community Awards (Triangle Community Center; Islamic and Sikh Associations), 2017

Greater New Haven NAACP Criminal Justice Award, 2016

Urban League of Southern Connecticut Diversity Award, 2016

U.S. Department of Justice Director’s Award for Superior Performance, 1991

 

Education

  • Georgetown University Law Center, J.D., 1984
  • Dartmouth College, B.A. Philosophy, cum laude

Bar Admissions

  • New York
  • Connecticut
  • District of Columbia

Court Admissions

  • U.S. Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit
  • U.S. District Court for the District of Connecticut
  • U.S. District Court for the Southern District of New York
  • U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of New York

Associations and Memberships

Member, Attorney General’s Advisory Committee; Co-Chair White Collar Fraud Subcommittee; Chair, Forensic Science Working Group (2015-2016)

Commissioner, National Commission on Forensic Science; Public Commission formed by the Department of Justice and the National Institute of Standards and Technology to enhance the practice and improve the reliability of forensic science (2015-2016)

Member, Committee on Admissions and Grievances for the United States Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit (2008-2010)

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