Joseph D. Daley

Joseph D. Daley


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Joseph Daley is a partner in Robbins Geller Rudman & Dowd LLP’s San Diego office and a member of the Firm’s Appellate Practice Group, where his practice concentrates on federal appeals.

Precedents include: Fikes Wholesale, Inc. v. Visa U.S.A., Inc., 62 F.4th 704 (2d Cir. 2023); City of Birmingham  Ret. & Relief Sys. v. Davis, 806 F. App’x 17 (2d Cir. 2020); City of Providence v. Bats Glob. Mkts., Inc., 878 F.3d 36 (2d Cir. 2017); DeJulius v. New Eng. Health Care Emps. Pension Fund, 429 F.3d 935 (10th Cir. 2005); Frank v. Dana Corp. (“Dana I”), 547 F.3d 564 (6th Cir. 2008); Frank v. Dana Corp. (“Dana II”), 646 F.3d 954 (6th Cir. 2011); Freidus v. Barclays Bank PLC, 734 F.3d 132 (2d Cir. 2013); In re HealthSouth Corp. Sec. Litig., 334 F. App’x 248 (11th Cir. 2009); In re Merck & Co. Sec., Derivative & ERISA Litig., 493 F.3d 393 (3d Cir. 2007); In re Quality Sys., Inc. Sec. Litig., 865 F.3d 1130 (9th Cir. 2017); In re Qwest Commc’ns Int’l, 450 F.3d 1179 (10th Cir. 2006); Luther v. Countrywide Home Loans Servicing LP, 533 F.3d 1031 (9th Cir. 2008); NECA-IBEW Health & Welfare Fund v. Goldman Sachs & Co., 693 F.3d 145 (2d Cir. 2012); Rosenbloom v. Pyott (“Allergan”), 765 F.3d 1137 (9th Cir. 2014); Silverman v. Motorola Solutions, Inc., 739 F.3d 956 (7th Cir. 2013); Siracusano v. Matrixx Initiatives, Inc., 585 F.3d 1167 (9th Cir. 2009), aff’d, 563 U.S. 27 (2011); and Southland Sec. Corp. v. INSpire Ins. Solutions Inc., 365 F.3d 353 (5th Cir. 2004).

Joe is a past editor of the award-winning Federal Bar Association Newsletter (San Diego chapter) and has served as the Chair of San Diego’s Co-operative Federal Appellate Committees (“COFACS”). His published articles include: Tellabs Redux, Harvard Law School Corporate Governance Blog (Jan. 28, 2008) (co-author); What’s Brewing in Dura v. Broudo? The Plaintiffs’ Attorneys Review the Supreme Court’s Opinion and Its Import for Securities-Fraud Litigation, 37 Loy. U. Chi. L.J. 1 (2005) (co-author); Duped Investors See ‘Dura’ as Diamond in the Rough, Los Angeles Daily Journal, July 5, 2005, p. 8 (co-author); and The Nonretroactivity of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995, 25 Sec. Regulation L.J. 60 (1997), reprinted in 3 Sec. Reform Act Litig. Rep. 258 (1997) and 25 RICO L. Rep. 819 (1997) (co-author).

Joe earned his Bachelor of Science degree from Jacksonville University and his Juris Doctor degree from the University of San Diego School of Law. While attending law school, he was a member of the USD Appellate Moot Court Board and received several awards for written and oral advocacy, including: Order of the Barristers; Roger J. Traynor Constitutional Law Moot Court Competition (Best Advocate Award); Philip C. Jessup International Law Moot Court Competition (United States National Champions); USD Alumni Torts Moot Court Competition (First Place Overall and Best Brief); the USD Jessup International Law Moot Court Competition (First Place Overall and Best Brief); and the American Jurisprudence Award in Professional Responsibility. 


  • Best Lawyer in America, Best Lawyers®, 2024
  • Seven-time Super Lawyer, Super Lawyers Magazine
  • Order of the Barristers

Practice Areas


  • University of San Diego School of Law, J.D., 1996
  • Jacksonville University, B.S., 1981


  • California
  • United States Supreme Court
  • United States Courts of Appeals for the First, Second, Third, Fourth, Fifth, Sixth, Seventh, Eighth, Ninth, Tenth, Eleventh, and District of Columbia Circuits
  • United States District Courts for the Northern, Eastern, Central, and Southern Districts of California

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