Jeffery A. Dailey

Top rated Business Litigation attorney in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

Dailey LLP
Jeffery A. Dailey
Dailey LLP

Practice Areas: Business Litigation, Professional Liability, Securities Litigation; view more

Licensed in Pennsylvania since: 2000

Education: Syracuse University College of Law

Selected to Super Lawyers: 2015 - 2024 Selected to Rising Stars: 2005 - 2008, 2010 - 2014

Dailey LLP

1650 Market St
Suite 3619
Philadelphia, PA 19103 Visit website


Jeffery A. Dailey co-founded Dailey LLP, a litigation boutique law firm with offices in Pennsylvania, New York, and Delaware.  He represents client in:

  • Business and commercial litigation
  • Shareholder and derivative litigation
  • SEC enforcement matters
  • Class action defense
  • Professional liability (accountants)

Mr. Dailey has litigated matters in state and federals courts throughout the country. His clients range from publicly traded corporations to smaller privately owned businesses in various 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.

Mr. Dailey has published several articles on topics involving securities litigation, class actions, and commercial litigation trends and risks. He also has served as an annual speaker at events sponsored by the Association of Corporate Counsel of Greater Philadelphia and Pennsylvania and Philadelphia Bar Assocations. 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 and Western Districts of New York, and the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 2nd and 3rd Circuits.

Practice areas

Business Litigation, Professional Liability: Defense, Securities Litigation

Focus areas

Professional Malpractice - Other

  • 40% Business Litigation
  • 30% Professional Liability: Defense
  • 30% Securities Litigation

First Admitted: 2000, Pennsylvania

Professional Webpage:

Bar/Professional Activity:
  • Pennsylvania
  • 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
Educational Background:
  • Syracuse University College of Law, J.D., 2000, 2000
  • Hobart College, Bachelor of Arts in Political Science, 1997, 1997
Verdicts/Settlements (Case Results):
  • Obtained dismissal of class action against a nationwide retailer that challenged its sales tax collection practices., 2023
  • Successfully represented investment advisor in SEC investigation with no charges brought, related to a third party's misappropriation of assets., 2023
  • Successfully defended client in FINRA investigation over trading activity., 2023
  • Successfully defended against Petition for Judicial Dissolution of a nonprofit corporation, with Petitioner dropping claims and making a payment to the defendant., 2021
  • Preliminary objections granted in favor of national outdoor sports company based on improper venue., 2020
  • Dailey LLP has been named in the 2024 Best Law Firms ranking by Best Lawyers. Now in its 40th year, Best Lawyers ranks lawyers solely through peer-review surveys, compiling lists of outstanding attorneys in which thousands of leading lawyers confidentially evaluate their peers., Best Law Firms, Best Lawyers, 2024
  • Dailey LLP was the only Pennsylvania firm recognized in the "Innovation" section of The Legal Intelligencer's 2023 edition of the Pennsylvania law firm watch list., Law Firm Watch List "Innovation", The Legal Intelligencer, 2023
  • PA Top 100 Lawyer, Super Lawyers, 2023
  • PA Top 100 Lawyer, Super Lawyers, 2022
  • “Rising Star“, 2005 - 2013
  • Pennsylvania “Super Lawyer“, 2015 - 2019
Scholarly Lectures/Writings:
  • This presentation covered (1) developments in commercial litigation, including (a) supply chain litigation, (b) busted deal litigation, (c) oversight liability, and (d) financial cybercrime; and (2) SEC enforcement trends, including (a) whistleblowers and separated employees, (b) individual liability, (c) compliance officer liability, (d) clawbacks, and (e) insider trading., Presenter, 2024 Litigation and SEC Enforcement Outlook, Association of Corporate Counsel of Greater Philadelphia, 2024
  • This presentation covered common ways cybercrimes are committed, proactive steps that counsel can take to prevent or mitigate successful attacks, steps counsel can take concerning third parties to minimize disruption and liability, and measures that will increase the chances of recovering stolen funds and holding third parties accountable., Presenter, Unmasking the Dark Web of Financial Cybercrime, Association of Corporate Counsel of Greater Philadelphia, 2023
  • This presentation covered litigation risks and recent developments in SEC and PCAOB enforcement., Presenter, Accountant Liability Trends & Defense Strategies, Pennsylvania Bar Association, Federal Securities Law Forum, 2023
  • This presentation covered various risks of litigation that nonprofits face, including suits from donors, beneficiaries, regulatory bodies, members, third party affiliates, and employees., Presenter, Litigation Risks Facing Nonprofit Boards, Pennsylvania Bar Institute, 2023
  • This presentation covered current and proposed regulation of tax preparers, IRS enforcement and penalties, criminal liability, the roles of the state board of accountancy and Disciplinary Board of the Supreme Court of Pennsylvania, and civil liability., Presenter, Tax Preparer Liability Update, Half Moon Education Seminar, 2021
  • This presentation covered recent SEC guidance and rule amendments, trends in SEC enforcement activity, and updates on private securities litigation., Presenter, Managing Emerging Litigation and SEC Enforcement Risks, Association of Corporate Counsel of Greater Philadelphia, 2020

Office location for Jeffery A. Dailey

1650 Market St
Suite 3619
Philadelphia, PA 19103

Phone: 215-970-2099


10 Years Super Lawyers
9 Years Rising Stars
  • Super Lawyers: 2015 - 2024
  • Rising Stars: 2005 - 2008, 2010 - 2014

Top Lists

Top 100: Philadelphia Super Lawyers: 2022 - 2023 Top 100: Pennsylvania Super Lawyers: 2022 - 2023

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