Peggy Daley specializes in conducting complex investigations on behalf of boards directors, senior management, outside counsel, and regulators. Ms. Daley’s work includes high profile investigations and compliance initiatives on behalf of higher education institutions, financial institutions, and healthcare providers and manufacturers. Ms. Daley is a nationally recognized data analytics expert and has led high profile cybersecurity and trade secret theft investigations. 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 compliance, 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. Who's Who Legal has named her as one of a limited group of Forensic Investigations Experts from 2014-2017 and noted that she is "one of the most highly respected nominees in our research overall."
Ms. Daley’s compliance work includes designing and implementing employment outcome reporting protocols for all U.S. law schools on behalf of their accreditor, the American Bar Association. Ms. Daley has also investigated whistleblower claims on behalf of large public universities relating to misreporting data to accreditors and unethical behavior of university leadership.
Ms. Daley is very experienced in matters relating to government ethics. She currently serves as the Chairman of the Cook County Board of Ethics, which oversees the governance of the Cook County Ethics ordinance over the 22,000 Cook county employees and officeholders. She also serves on the state board overseeing the licensing of private detectives and security professionals. She is Life Trustee of the Better Government Association, where she previously served as the Chair of the Board of Directors.
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).
Boston University, School of Law
J.D., 1987 (cum laude)
University of Michigan
B.A., Political Science, 1984
Duff and Phelps
2008 - 2015
2004 - 2008
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
Who’s Who Legal, Consulting Experts: Forensics & Litigation Consulting - Digital, 2017
Lawyer’s Monthly, Best Forensic Investigations Team – USA, 2017
Who’s Who Legal, Forensic Investigations Expert, 2014 - 2017
National Law Journal, Best of Chicago Global Risk & Investigations, 2012
BRG's team has a deep understanding of software, coding, database administration, economics, finance, statistics, investigations, and regulatory compliance for multinational corporations.
BRG experts are serving as outside consultant providing forensic accounting and technology support, served as consulting expert for two for-profit universities, investigated shortfall in the type and amount of collateral supporting securitized student-loan financing facilities, and served as consulting expert for a for-profit tutoring company.
BRG experts led the investigation for and advised a for-profit educational entity with response to governmental investigation and U.S. Senate Committee Document Request; and performed initial scoping, forensic preservation, processing, review, and production of electronically stored information in investigative matters for schools involved in litigation.
BRG experts served as an expert witness in cases on behalf of a for-profit university in litigation, were retained by a for-profit technical institute to provide expert advice, and led investigation on behalf of the University of Illinois.
A BRG expert led investigation into whistleblower complaints and served as outside consultant to the American Bar Association.
News & Insights
- Legaltech NewsMay 18, 2017
Seminars & Speaking Engagements
- October 3, 2017
- May 1, 2017
- January 26, 2017
- May 2-3, 2016
- November 15-17, 2015
- September 24, 2015
- June 29, 2015
- May 5, 2015
News & Commentary
- BRG press releaseAugust 4, 2017
- BRG Patrocina o Instituto Global do Crime de Colarinho Branco da ABA CJS em 7–8 de junho, São Paulo, BrasilBRG press releaseJune 1, 2017
- BRG press releaseJune 1, 2017
- Inside Higher EdNovember 1, 2016
- BRG Professionals Among Leading Forensic Accountants and Digital Forensic Experts in the International Who's Who Legal: Investigations 2016BRG press releaseMarch 17, 2016
- Intelligence OnlineDecember 2, 2015
- June 11, 2015
- BRG press releaseApril 23, 2015
- Who's Who LegalFebruary 11, 2015
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
Admitted November 5, 1987, License No. 6196186
Illinois Class A Private Detective
License No. 115-001845
Better Government Association
Life Trustee (former Chair, Board of Directors)
Illinois Equal Justice Foundation
Board of Directors (2005-2017)
Cook County Board of Ethics
Illinois Private Detective, Private Alarm, Private Security, Fingerprint Vendor, and Locksmith Board
Member WG!! Data Security/Privacy in Civil Litigation Drafting Team