Nick Daly is a partner and one of the founding members of Cruser Mitchell’s Chicago office. Nick is an experienced litigator who has represented businesses and institutional clients in state and federal courts throughout the United States. He also has extensive experience in analyzing insurance claims involving general liability, directors and officers liability, crime coverage, and cyber coverage involving both first and third-party claims.
Nick is a leader and frequent lecturer on the ever-expanding legal landscape impacting privacy and cybersecurity matters. He regularly consults and defends clients on matters involving suspected security breaches, including the legal requirements in the event of an exfiltration of protected data and defense of any third-party claims arising from that suspected breach. In stride with developments in technology, Nick has remained at the forefront of the defense of claims involving the collection, storage, and use of biometric information such as fingerprints or facial recognition, including claims under the Biometric Information Privacy Act (BIPA).
Nick’s general liability experience includes environmental, asbestos, PFAS, and other long-tail exposures. His crime and cyber coverage experience includes analyzing claims involving employee theft, computer crimes such as fraudulent instructions or social engineering, and coverage relating to breach liability, breach response, data recovery, and business interruption losses.
Nick has a diverse litigation background which provides a significant advantage to his clients. He has regularly represented businesses in complex litigation involving contractual disputes and matters involving the protection of creditors’ rights, including the representation of U.S. bankruptcy panel trustees in adversary proceedings relating to preferential and fraudulent transfers. This diverse background also includes briefing and oral argument in appellate proceedings in both state and federal courts.
Actively involved in state and local bar associations throughout his career, Nick was previously appointed by the State Bar of Michigan Board of Commissioners to a Character and Fitness Committee covering Southwest Michigan, where he conducted hearings with applicants and authored reports and recommendations to the State Bar of Michigan. He is regularly asked to speak on developments in the areas of privacy and cybersecurity.
Michigan State University College of Law, J.D.
Western Michigan University, B.A., Criminal Justice
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100% of Practice Devoted to Litigation
U.S. District Court, Northern District of Illinois
U.S. District Court, Eastern District of Michigan
U.S. District Court, Western District of Michigan
U.S. Court of Appeals, Sixth Circuit
U.S. Supreme Court
State Bar of Michigan, Character and Fitness Committee
Illinois State Bar Association