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Deirdre M. Daly

Deirdre M. Daly

Deirdre M. Daly was nominated by President Barack Obama to serve as the United States Attorney for the District of Connecticut on March 13, 2014. She was confirmed by the U.S. Senate on May 21, 2014 and was sworn in on May 28, 2014.  Ms. Daly served as the U.S. Attorney in an acting or interim capacity for approximately one year prior to that date.

As U.S. Attorney, Ms. Daly served as a member of U.S. Attorney General Loretta Lynch’s Attorney General’s Advisory Committee (AGAC) from 2015 to 2016, and as a member of the National Commission on Forensic Science, which the Justice Department established to improve the reliability of forensic science, from 2015 to 2017.

Between July 2010 and May 2013, Ms. Daly was the First Assistant U.S. Attorney during which time she assisted in the oversight of both the Criminal and Civil Divisions.

From 1985 to 1997, Ms. Daly was an Assistant U.S. Attorney in the Southern District of New York, where she prosecuted a wide range of cases from racketeering and murder to corruption and fraud, and later served as the Assistant-In-Charge of White Plains Office for three years. After leaving the Justice Department, 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.

A graduate of Dartmouth College and Georgetown University Law Center, earlier in her career, Ms. Daly served as a law clerk for the Honorable Lloyd F. MacMahon, U.S. District Judge for the Southern District of New York.

Ms. Daly is the 51st United States Attorney for the District of Connecticut, an office that was established in 1789. She is the first woman to be nominated and confirmed to be the U.S. Attorney for Connecticut.

Updated May 16, 2017