Peggy Daley

Vice President,
Forensic Services,
Charles River Associates
Thought Leadership
Committee Member
Committee Member

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Charles River Associates
Chicago, IL
Phone 1: (312) 577-4160

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Ms. Daley specializes in conducting complex investigations on behalf of boards of

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. 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 consumer fraud, 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 every year since 2014 and noted that

she is “one of the most highly respected nominees in our research overall.” Ms. Daley was selected in 2018 by Who’s Who as one of five U.S “Thought Leaders” in the field of Digital Forensics.


Ms. Daley’s compliance work includes serving as the independent auditor for financial,

admissions and marketing Student Commitments made by Adtalem Global Education.

She has also designed and implemented graduate employment outcome reporting

protocols for all U.S. law schools on behalf of their accreditor, the American Bar

Association. Ms. Daley has 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 a 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.

Practice Areas

  • Anti-Corruption
  • Complex Commercial Litigation
  • Compliance Counseling
  • Computer Forensics
  • Corporate Crime
  • Cybercrime
  • Due Diligence Investigations
  • Electronic Discovery
  • Financial Services
  • Foreign Corrupt Practices Act
  • Forensic Accounting
  • Government Investigations
  • Internal Investigations
  • Privacy, Data Security and Information Law
  • Qui Tam; Whistleblower Defense
  • State Attorney Generals
  • Trade Secrets
  • White Collar Crime