FAIRFIELD, Conn. -- President Barack Obama has nominated Acting U.S. Attorney for Connecticut Deirdre Daly of Fairfield to serve in the position in a permanent capacity, the White House announced in a press release.
Daly's nomination was sent to the U.S. Senate, where she must be confirmed. She was nominated along with James Walter Frazer Green of Louisiana.
“These fine attorneys have extensive legal experience and a shared commitment to public service,” Obama said in the release. “I am thrilled that they will continue their service by pursuing justice on behalf of the American people as United States attorneys.”
As U.S. attorney in Connecticut, Daly will lead an office of 64 assistant U.S. attorneys based in Bridgeport, New Haven and Hartford, and oversee prosecution of all federal cases in Connecticut and any civil cases involving the U.S. government.
Daly has served as the first assistant U.S. attorney in the District of Connecticut since 2010. She became acting U.S. attorney in May 2013 when U.S. Attorney David Fein stepped down with a year left in his four-year term to return to private legal practice.
Previously, she was a partner with her husband, Alfred Pavlis, in the Connecticut law firm Daly & Pavlis from 2001 to 2010 and with the New York law firm Gage & Pavlis from 1997 to 2001.
She served as an assistant U.S. attorney in the Southern District of New York from 1985 to 1997 and began her law career as a law clerk for Judge Lloyd F. MacMahon of the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of New York from 1984 to 1985.
Daly received her law degree in 1984 from Georgetown University Law Center and her bachelor's in 1981 from Dartmouth College.