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Dailey’97 Among Irish Legal 100

Jeffery A. Dailey ’97 was recently included in “Irish Voice’s” Irish Legal 100 list.

In explaining the list, the publisher and senior editor of “Irish Voice” note “All these centuries later, from the Supreme Court on down, skilled in law craft has become a trademark of the Irish in America. We salute all the men and women who have made this list such a special one.”

The list is comprised of honorees derived from nominations and applications. This year, the publication notes it “received such an unprecedented response from so many lawyers, judges, law schools and corporations across the country when we began compiling our list” and notes there were close to 600 applications for this year’s list.

Dailey received a B.A. in political science from Hobart College. While here, he earned the Harry W. Anderson Charitable Foundation Scholarship and was named Rookie of the Week in football. He lettered in football all four years and was captain as a senior. He received an Emblem Award for Football as a first-year and the Three Year Letter Award as a senior. He is also the recipient of the Michael Theodore Silver ’39 Memorial Award. Dailey also lettered in baseball during the 1994-1995 season. He was a member of the Druid Society, the Hobart Student Association and the Interfraternity Council.

Dailey’s profile as it appears on the List follows.


Dailey is a partner at the Philadelphia firm Akin Gump Strauss Hauer & Feld LLP, where his practice focuses on business litigation involving securities laws, accountants’ liability, banking, privacy laws, insurance issues, business tort and contract

Dailey received a BA from Hobart and William Smith Colleges, and a JD from the Syracuse University College of Law.

For four years running Dailey has been named a Pennsylvania Super Lawyer- Rising Star, a designation given to only 2.5% of lawyers in Pennsylvania under 40, based on surveys conducted by Law & Politics magazine.

Dailey, a member of the Irish American Business Chamber Network, traces his Irish ancestry to counties Cork and Clare.

Dailey and his wife Lisa have two sons, Kyle and Gavin.