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Matthew C. Daly

Matthew Daly brings to his engagements over ten years of litigation experience, including two years clerking for a federal judge in the Southern District of New York.

Matt has experience representing both plaintiffs and defendants in commercial litigation in state and federal courts across the country.  His diverse practice includes:

  • Shareholder and partnership disputes
  • Payment card data breaches
  • Employment disputes ranging from discrimination and/or retaliation claims to disputes over post-employment restrictive covenants
  • Complex contract matters
  • Distributor disputes
  • Business fraud and other business torts

Matt’s clients appreciate his approach to engagements – prepared, responsive and efficient.  Whether representing a global payment card company, a Middle Eastern bank, a national food distributor, or a nationally-prominent newscaster, he focuses on the client’s issues and objectives and drives towards achieving the best results.

Representative engagements:

  • Represented a major payment card company in litigation brought by a national grocery wholesaler that suffered a data breach. Obtained dismissal of all ten claims.  Successfully litigated issue of first impression that the doctrine of equitable subrogation did not apply to allow the retailer to “stand in the shoes” of its bank to sue the payment card company based on monetary assessments that the payment card company imposed on the retailer’s bank. (Jetro Holdings, LLC v. Mastercard International Incorporated, 51 Misc. 3d 1217(A) (Sup. Ct., Westchester Cty., May 3, 2016))
  • Represented United Arab Emirates bank in litigation against a Saudi Arabian debtor to recognize and enforce a London judgment of more than $30 million and in post-recognition efforts to identify assets of the debtor. Successfully argued the case in the trial court and also on appeal in the Appellate Division, First Department, including arguing an issue of first impression in the First Department that personal jurisdiction over the debtor was not required to enforce the foreign judgment in New York.  (Abu Dhabi Commercial Bank PJSC v. Saad Trading, Contracting & Financial Services Co., 117 AD.3d 609, 986 N.Y.S.2d 454 (1st Dep’t 2011))
  • Represented Gretchen Carlson in action against former Fox News Chairman and CEO Roger Ailes in the United States District Court for the District of New Jersey.
  • Represented a national distributor for major food manufacturer in litigation against a local distributor in the United States District Court for the Southern District of California arising from the local distributor having switched to a competing brand without notice. Obtained an order imposing monetary sanctions and evidentiary adverse inference sanctions against the local distributor based on discovery abuses.
  • Represented a national distributor for a major food manufacturer in litigation against its freight payment vendor in the United States District Court of the District of New Jersey based on vendor’s operation of a multi-million dollar Ponzi scheme. Obtained emergency orders of attachment and asset freezes to secure and preserve assets of the vendor.
  • Represented a national network of oncology practices in litigation against former joint venture partner. Obtained emergency temporary injunction preventing former joint venture partner from consummating $2 billion transaction to acquire competitor based on non-compete agreement, and briefed expedited appeal of the injunction, resulting in extremely favorable settlement for the oncology network.
  • Represented high profile sports agents and their new sports agency in litigation brought by a former agency in Ohio state court alleging breach of non-competition and non-solicitation agreements.
  • Represented a Manhattan building owner in litigation against insurance company and developers and owners of neighboring property for damage to the building and lost income arising from major construction project on neighboring property.





Board Experience



Education and Honors

  • J.D., magna cum laude, Fordham University School of Law (2007)
  • Order of the Coif
  • Member, Fordham Law Review
  • Emmet J. McCormack Foundation Prize
  • Archibald R. Murray Public Service Award
  • B.A., cum laude, Georgetown University (2004)


Judicial Clerkship

  • Law Clerk, the Honorable Louis L. Stanton, U.S. District Court, Southern District of New York


Practice Areas

Bar Admissions

  • State of New York
  • State of Connecticut
  • U.S. District Court, Southern and Eastern Districts
  • U.S. Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit


Professional Activities

  • Member, Federal Bar Council




Prior Legal Experience

  • Simpson Thacher & Bartlett LLP



  • Named a Super Lawyers “Rising Star” (2015-2017)