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Margaret A. Daley

Margaret A. Daley

Berkeley Research Group
Managing Director
Chicago, IL, USA


Peggy Daley has over 25 years of experience in investigations, data analytics, dispute resolution, and regulatory compliance for multinational corporations in a variety of industries. She has conducted fraud, money laundering, and trade theft investigations on behalf of boards of directors and outside counsel, typically under circumstances requiring disclosure to relevant regulatory and law enforcement authorities. In addition to conducting high-profile fraud and due diligence investigations, she also advises clients in designing and implementing compliance programs and procedures.


In 2009, Ms. Daley led the forensic technology team that supported Anthony Valukas, the examiner in the Lehman Brothers’ bankruptcy. In 2010, she testified as a fraud expert in an accounting malpractice action brought against a top national accounting firm by the trustee of a bankrupt former client of the firm. Damages claimed by the trustee in bankruptcy for the former audit client exceeded $100 million. In 2011, she led the investigation into alleged false reporting of LSAT and GPA data by the University of Illinois School of Law. She also led a hacking investigation for the university. In 2012, in connection with a preliminary injunction order in a trade secret case, she was responsible for leading a team that undertook a forensic collection, review, and remediation of the client’s entire computer network, including hundreds of servers and thousands of laptops, tablets, and cell phones located across United States.

Before joining BRG, Ms. Daley was a corporate defense attorney at prominent national law firms. She also served as general counsel at a global security and litigation consulting firm. Ms. Daley is a Certified Anti-Money Laundering Specialist (CAMS), a Certified Information Privacy Professional (CIPP), and a Certified Fraud Examiner (CFE). She is a member of the Illinois Bar and a Class A private detective in Illinois. She was a member of the ABA 2013 Task Force on Corporate Monitors and the AICPA 2010–2012 Task Force on Forensic Technology.


  • 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 Fraud Examiners
  • International Association of Privacy Professionals
  • Association of Certified Anti-Money Laundering Professionals
Margaret A. Daley is associated with the following items:
Treatise Chapters  Treatise Chapters Fact Finding in the Digital Age - Product Liability Litigation: Current Law, Strategies and Best Practices, Thursday, January 22, 2015
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