Deirdre M. Daly Sworn In As United States Attorney
Deirdre M. Daly, 54, of Fairfield, was sworn in today as the United States Attorney for the District of Connecticut by the Honorable Janet C. Hall, Chief Judge for the District, in New Haven. President Barack Obama nominated Ms. Daly to serve as U.S. Attorney on March 13, 2014, and the U.S. Senate confirmed her nomination on May 21, 2014. This marks the first time a woman has been nominated by a President and confirmed by the Senate to be the U.S. Attorney for Connecticut.
“I am grateful to those who supported my nomination and deeply appreciate the opportunity to serve in this position,” stated Ms. Daly. “I very much look forward to continuing to work with the dedicated and talented people in our Office as well as our many law enforcement partners throughout the State.”
Ms. Daly served as the United States Attorney in an acting or interim capacity since May 14, 2013, following the resignation of her predecessor, David B. Fein. Between July 2010 and May 2013, she was the First Assistant U.S. Attorney during which time she assisted in the oversight of both the Criminal and Civil Divisions. In March 2013, Ms. Daly led the prosecution of Hector Natal, who was convicted after trial of setting fire to a house in New Haven that resulted in the death of two women and a young boy.
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 Department of Justice, 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.
The U.S. Attorney’s Office is charged with enforcing federal criminal laws in Connecticut, and with representing the federal government in civil litigation in the District. As U.S. Attorney, Ms. Daly supervises a staff of approximately 64 Assistant U.S. Attorneys and 60 staff members at offices in New Haven, Hartford and Bridgeport.
Ms. Daly is the 51st United States Attorney for the District of Connecticut, an office that was established in 1789.
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