Greenwich Academy Snags US Attorney for Connecticut Deirdre Daly for 190th Commencement

Deirdre Daly at the YWCA Words Still Matter event, Jan 18, 2017 Photo Leslie Yager

Deirdre Daly, the first woman to hold the post of U.S. Attorney for the State of Connecticut, will deliver the graduation address at Greenwich Academy’s 190th commencement on Thursday, May 18.

Prior to assuming this position in May 2013, Ms. Daly served as 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.

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.

“I first met Ms. Daly when she spoke at a Greenwich YWCA event titled, ‘Why Words Still Matter’ honoring the life and legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr,” said Head of School Molly King.

“I was impressed by her intellect and her commitment to helping others,
King added. “She has made it her life’s work to fight for what is good and right, and I can’t think of a better role model for our seniors as they look ahead to college and career.”


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