Jeffery A. Dailey

Attorney Profile

Top Rated Business Litigation Attorney in Philadelphia, PA

Dailey LLP
 | 1650 Market St, 36th Floor
Philadelphia, PA 19103
Phone: 215-970-2099
Fax: 215-981-4750
Selected To Super Lawyers: 2015 - 2021
Selected To Rising Stars: 2005 - 2008, 2010 - 2014
Licensed Since: 2000
Practice Areas:
  • Business Litigation (40%),
  • Class Action/Mass Torts: Defense (20%),
  • Professional Liability: Defense (20%),
  • Securities Litigation (20%)
    Attorney Profile

    Jeffery A. Dailey is the co-founder of Dailey LLP, a litigation boutique law firm with offices in Philadelphia and Media, Pennsylvania, New York, New York, and Wilmington, Delaware.  A top-rated lawyer with more than 20 years of legal experience, Mr. Dailey delivers invaluable counsel and support to clients who are dealing with legal challenges involving any of the following:

    · business and commercial litigation

    · SEC enforcement matters and securities litigation

    · Class actions

    · Professional liability (accountants)

    · Shareholder and derivative litigation

    · Internal investigations

    · Arbitrations

    Over the course of his legal career, Mr. Dailey has litigated matters in state and federals courts throughout the country, including Pennsylvania, New York, New Jersey, Delaware, Massachusetts, California, Maryland, Kentucky, Florida and Texas. His clients range from publicly traded corporations to smaller privately owned businesses in a variety of industries, including accounting, private equity, lending, financial services, investment research, investment management, national retailers, and more.

    Among his most recent successes and representations, Mr. Dailey was lead trial counsel and obtained a full defense judgment for a major investment research firm in a case involving an alleged Ponzi scheme.  He has conducted numerous internal investigations for companies and represented directors and officers during SEC and FDIC investigations. He also has represented Big Four and other accounting firms in litigation and in SEC, PCAOB and FDIC investigations.

    A leader in his field, Mr. Dailey has published several articles on topics involving securities litigation, class actions, and shareholder litigation and risk avoidance. He also has served as an annual speaker at events sponsored by the Association of Corporate Counsel of Greater Philadelphia as well as the Donnelley Financial Solutions’ Corporate Securities Forum. Recognized for his success, he has earned consistent top rankings and endorsements from his peers.

    A 1997 graduate of Hobart College, Mr. Dailey obtained his Juris Doctor from Syracuse University College of Law in 2000. He is admitted to practice in Pennsylvania and New York as well as before the U.S. District Court for the Eastern and Middle Districts of Pennsylvania, the Southern District of New York, and the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 2nd and 3rd Circuits.

    Practice Areas
    • 40%Business Litigation
    • 20%Class Action/Mass Torts: Defense
    • 20%Professional Liability: Defense
    • 20%Securities Litigation


    Selected to Super Lawyers for 7 yearsmiddle-imageSelected to Rising Stars for 9 years

    Super Lawyers: 2015 - 2021 Rising Stars: 2005 - 2008, 2010 - 2014

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    About Jeffery Dailey

    Admitted: 2000, Pennsylvania

    Professional Webpage:


    • “Rising Star“, 2005 - 2013
    • Irish Voice and Irish America Legal 100, 2009 - 2012
    • Pennsylvania “Super Lawyer“, 2015 - 2019

    Bar/Professional Activity:

    • U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania
    • U.S. District Court for the Middle District of Pennsylvania
    • New York
    • U.S. District Court for the Southern District of New York
    • U.S. Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit
    • U.S. Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit
    • Pennsylvania

    Scholarly Lectures/Writings:

    • 10 Ways to Avoid a Lawsuit, Accounting Today, 2007.
    • How to Bar Claims Not Disclosed in Bankruptcy, The Practical Litigator, 2004
    • Annual speaker at Association of Corporate Counsel of Greater Philadelphia events on Developments in Securities Litigation, SEC Enforcement, M&A Litigation, Foreign Corrupt Practices Act, and Personal Liability Risks Facing In-House Counsel, 2006 – 2018
    • Fraud-on-the-Market Presumption: Rebuttable, Law360, 2008
    • Four Steps to Help Prevent M&A Shareholder Litigation,, 2012
    • Materiality Assessment at the Class Certification Stage in Securities Fraud Class Actions, Securities Litigation & Regulation Westlaw Journal, 2012
    • The Rise in Event-Driven Securities Litigation – Why it Matters to Directors and Officers, Willis Towers Watson FINEX Observer: Fall 2018 Edition, 2018
    • Annual Speaker at Donnelly Financial Solutions (formerly R.R. Donnelly) Corporate Securities Forum on developments and trends in SEC Enforcement and investigations, 2011 – 2017

    Educational Background:

    • Syracuse University College of Law, J.D., 2000, 2000
    • Hobart College, Bachelor of Arts in Political Science, 1997, 1997
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    Office Location for Jeffery A. Dailey

    1650 Market St
    36th Floor
    Philadelphia, PA 19103

    Phone: 215-970-2099

    Fax: 215-981-4750

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