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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Monday, May 4, 2015

U.S. Attorney Daly Appointed to Attorney General's Advisory Committee, National Commission on Forensic Science

U.S. Attorney General Loretta Lynch has appointed Deirdre M. Daly, U.S. Attorney for the District of Connecticut, to the 21-member Attorney General’s Advisory Committee (AGAC).  The appointments of U.S. Attorney Daly and five other U.S. Attorneys were effective on April 29, 2015.

The AGAC was created in 1973 to serve as the voice of the U.S. Attorneys and to advise the Attorney General on policy, management and operational issues impacting the offices of the U.S. Attorneys.  There are 93 U.S. Attorney Offices located throughout the United States and its Territories.

“The distinguished women and men who serve on the Attorney General’s Advisory Committee provide invaluable advice and wise counsel that help shape the Justice Department’s approach to combating crime, violence, and injustice in every community across the country,” said Attorney General Lynch.  “As a former chair of the AGAC, I am proud to welcome six outstanding new members to the Committee, and I look forward to all that we will achieve, with their help, in the days ahead.”

Daly has also been appointed to serve on the National Commission on Forensic Science, which the Department of Justice established in 2013 to improve the reliability of forensic science.  Co-chaired by Acting Deputy Attorney General Sally Q. Yates, the Commission includes federal, state and local forensic science service providers; research scientists and academics; law enforcement officials; prosecutors, defense attorneys and judges; and other stakeholders from across the country.

More information on the National Commission on Forensic Science can be found at www.justice.gov/ncfs

Daly was presidentially appointed and sworn in as the U.S. Attorney for the District of Connecticut on May 28, 2014.  Daly previously served as the U.S. Attorney in an acting or interim capacity since May 14, 2013.  From July 2010 to May 2013, Daly served as the First Assistant U.S. Attorney and had oversight of both the Criminal and Civil Divisions.  From 1985 to 1997, 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, 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.

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 63 Assistant U.S. Attorneys, 51 staff members and eight contractors at offices in New Haven, Hartford and Bridgeport.

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Updated May 4, 2015