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Margaret A. Daley

Margaret A. Daley

Berkeley Research Group
Managing Director
Chicago, IL, USA

Ms. 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 has testified at regulatory and sanctions hearings and also serves as an expert witness in matters relating to fraud, data privacy, data analytics, compliance and data security. 

Ms. Daley’s 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 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. She has conducted sexual harassment and discrimination investigations on behalf of employers and designed compliance program and training initiatives relating to employment discrimination. 

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), Certified Information Privacy Professional (CIPP), and a Certified Fraud Examiner (CFE).
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
Live Seminar  Live Seminar Compliance & Ethics Essentials 2019, Thursday, April 25, 2019, Chicago, IL

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