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May 7, 2013

DEIRDRE M. DALY TO BECOME ACTING U.S. ATTORNEY

New Haven, Conn. – Deirdre M. Daly will become Acting United States Attorney for the District of Connecticut when U.S. Attorney David B. Fein leaves the office on May 13, 2013.

Ms. Daly has served as First Assistant United States Attorney in Connecticut since July 2010.  She led the prosecution of Hector Natal, who was found guilty last month after a four-week trial of committing the March 2011 New Haven arson that resulted in the deaths of two women and an 8-year-old boy.

“During her 15 years of Department of Justice service and another 13 years engaged in the private practice of law, Deirdre Daly has demonstrated great leadership, integrity and judgment,” stated U.S. Attorney Fein.  “I’m proud to have served with her as a colleague, and the citizens of Connecticut are fortunate that Deirdre will lead this excellent United States Attorney’s Office.”

From 1985 to 1997, Ms. Daly was an Assistant United States Attorney in the Southern District of New York, where she prosecuted cases ranging from racketeering, murder, narcotics and money laundering to fraud, corruption and police brutality, and served as the Assistant-In-Charge of White Plains Office for three years.  After leaving the SDNY, Ms. Daly was a partner at Daly & Pavlis LLC, a Connecticut law firm with a practice focused on corporate and commercial litigation, white-collar criminal investigations, SEC enforcement actions and corporate internal investigations and monitoring.  For over 10 years, she served as a monitor for Con Edison, Inc. conducting internal investigations of environmental, health and safety violations. 

Ms. Daly served as a law clerk for the Honorable Lloyd F. MacMahon, U.S. District Judge for the Southern District of New York from 1984 to 1985.  She is a graduate of Dartmouth College and Georgetown University Law Center.

Ms. Daly, 53, has lived in Connecticut for most of her life.  She and her husband, Alfred Pavlis, have three sons.  

The U.S. Attorney’s Office for the District of Connecticut is charged with enforcing federal criminal laws in Connecticut, and with representing the federal government in civil litigation in the District.  The Office employs approximately 64 Assistant United States Attorneys, 45 staff members and 13 contractors at offices in New Haven, Hartford and Bridgeport.

PUBLIC AFFAIRS CONTACT:

U.S. ATTORNEY'S OFFICE
Tom Carson
(203) 821-3722
thomas.carson@usdoj.gov

 

 

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