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Peggy Daley

Managing Director


Peggy Daley has over 25 years of experience in investigations, data analytics, dispute resolution, and regulatory compliance. She has conducted hundreds of trade secret theft, fraud, and hacking investigations on behalf of Boards of Directors and outside counsel. Ms. Daley has testified at regulatory and sanctions hearings and also serves as an expert witness in matters relating to fraud, data privacy, data analytics, TCPA, and data security.

Ms. Daley is a frequent lecturer on topics of data privacy, data security, fraud, and intelligence gathering. Her investigative team has been named "Best of Chicago for Global Risk & Investigations" by the National Law Journal. She was named by Who's Who Legal in 2014, 2015, and 2016 as one of a limited group of nationally recognized Forensic Investigations Experts.

Ms. Daley received her J.D. cum laude from Boston University School of Law and her B.A from the University of Michigan. She is a Certified Anti-Money Laundering Specialist (CAMS), a Certified Information Privacy Professional (CIPP), and a Certified Fraud Examiner (CFE). She currently serves as the Chairman of the Cook County Board of Ethics and on the state board overseeing the licensing of private detectives and security professionals.


Boston University, School of Law
J.D., 1987 (cum laude)

University of Michigan
B.A., Political Science, 1984

Employment History

Duff and Phelps
Managing director
2008 - 2015

Navigant Consulting
2004 - 2008

Pinkerton Consulting
Vice president and associate general counsel
2001 - 2003

Investigative Group International
Vice president and general counsel
1997 - 2001

Sonnenschein, Nath & Rosenthal
1995 - 1997

Phelan, Pope & John
1990 - 1995

Kirkland & Ellis
1987 - 1990



In 2012, Ms. Daley's investigative team was named “Best of Chicago for Global Risk & Investigations” by the National Law Journal.

In 2014 and 2015, Ms. Daley was named by Who’s Who Legal as one of a limited group of nationally recognized Forensic Investigations Experts.


Representative Engagements

News & Insights


Professional Affiliations

American Bar Association, Criminal Justice Section, White Collar Committee -Subcommittee Chair of Financial Institutions, Anti-Money Laundering and Patriot Act; liaison to American Banking Association

Association of Certified Information Privacy Professionals

Association of Certified Fraud Examiners

Association of Certified Anti-Money Laundering Professionals

Community/Civic Activities

Better Government Association
Member and Director, Board of Directors (former Chair)

Illinois Equal Justice Foundation
Board of Directors (former Chair)

Cook County Board of Ethics

Illinois Private Detective, Private Alarm, Private Security, Fingerprint Vendor, and Locksmith Board