Kevin P. Daly



  • Overview


    Kevin P. Daly focuses his practice on complex commercial litigation and trade compliance issues. He is a member of Robinson+Cole's Business Litigation Group and Manufacturing Industry Team.

    Kevin represents a variety of clients, including manufacturers, insurance companies, and other businesses, in complex litigation. He has represented clients in class actions (including insurance class actions, consumer class actions, and class actions related to the Telephone Consumer Protection Act), and product liability actions. He represents businesses in a range of commercial disputes, such as claims for breach of contract and unfair trade practices. Kevin has achieved successes for his clients, including successfully defending a manufacturer in an attachment action which sought to seize property of a third party which had been in the client’s possession.

    Trade Compliance / Regulation
    Kevin represents clients in connection with a diverse array of trade compliance matters.  He advises clients on a variety of trade regulations, including Export Administration Regulations (EAR), International Traffic in Arms Regulations (ITAR), and U.S. import regulations.  He also assists clients in developing facility and technology control plans to ensure that access to controlled technical data is managed consistent with applicable trade regulations. Additionally, he advises clients regarding Foreign Corrupt Practices Act (FCPA) compliance and risk assessment and the development of anti-corruption policies and training. Kevin also has experience defending False Claims Act litigation on behalf of companies with financial relationships with the U.S. government. He has experience conducting internal compliance reviews to identify and remedy potential trade compliance violations and strengthen compliance policies and procedures.

    Pro Bono
    Throughout his career, Kevin has maintained a robust pro bono practice focusing on criminal defense, criminal post-conviction, and civil and human rights matters. He also helped coordinate a pro bono legal clinic on behalf of homeless clients in Massachusetts.
    Prior to joining Robinson+Cole, Kevin worked for a large global law firm. He represented clients in the pharmaceutical sector in matters alleging violations of the False Claims Act, unfair trade practices, consumer protection statutes, and common law. In addition, he represented financial services clients in the arbitration and litigation of complex commercial disputes.

    While in law school, Kevin was a clinical student for the Southern Center for Human Rights and an intern for the ACLU of North Carolina. After graduating from law school, he served as a law clerk for Justice Judith A. Cowin of the Massachusetts Supreme Judicial Court.

  • Experience
    • Experience


      • Represented an industrial equipment manufacturer in proceedings brought by judgment creditors seeking to attach a customer’s equipment that had been shipped to manufacturer for repair. Successfully opposed preliminary injunction and attachment motions in two different venues.

      • Represented clothing manufacturer in negotiating pre-litigation settlement of consumer protection claims regarding advertising of consumer products.

      • Advised telecommunications equipment vendor regarding export compliance and the development of an export control compliance plan.

      • Conducted review of trade compliance policies and procedures for global electronics manufacturer. 

      • Represented food producer in negotiation of settlement of consumer protection claims regarding advertising and market of products.

      • Represented insurer in negotiation of class settlement regarding challenge to sublimit provision in homeowners insurance policies. 

      • Represented bank in connection with threatened disclosure of confidential customer information by former third party vendor.

      • Counseled multiple clients on compliance with Export Administration Regulations (EAR) and International Traffic in Arms Regulations (ITAR).

      • Developed facility and technology control plans for multiple clients.

      • Advised beverage manufacturer on import compliance issues.

      • Conducted review of anti-corruption policies and procedures for industrial equipment manufacturer.

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    • Professional Associations

      Professional Associations

      American Bar Association

      Connecticut Bar Association
    • Honors + Awards

      Honors + Awards

      Selected by his peers for inclusion in The Best Lawyers in America© in the area of Commercial Litigation since 2021.

    • Community Involvement

      Community Involvement

      Noah Webster House & West Hartford Historical Society
      Board of Trustees (2022 - 2025)
    • Publications


      "What Is the Scope of Russian Sanctions?" co-authored with Edward J. Heath, published in IndustryWeek (6/20/2022)
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      "Is Your FCPA Corporate Compliance Program Up to Date? US DOJ Issues Revised Guidance," co-authored with Edward J. Heath, published on (7/24/2020)
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      "Inverse Condemnation: Subsumption and Ripeness of Related Constitutional Claims," published in Practical Law, co-authored with Brian R. Smith and Evan J. Seeman (6/7/2018)
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      "Inverse Condemnation: Asserting the Ripeness in Federal Courts," published in Practical Law, co-authored with Brian R. Smith and Evan J. Seeman (6/7/2018)
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    • Presentations


      "Doing Business in Canada," as a moderator during the R+C-hosted event (7/28/2022)
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      "Class Certification Evidence: Standards of Admissibility and Probative Value Among the Circuits: Strategies for Opposing or Narrowing Class Certification and Preserving Objections," as a Strafford CLE webinar (2/17/2022)
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      "Personal Jurisdiction in Class Actions After Bristol-Myers Squibb Co. v. Super. Ct. of Cal," which offered counsel new arguments for challenging class actions at the pleadings and the pre-certification and certification stages on jurisdictional grounds. (7/28/2020)
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      "Pursuing or Challenging Rule 23(b)(3) Class Certification: Lessons From In re Hyundai," as a Strafford Webinars program. (10/30/2019)
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      "Export Control Compliance and Trade Sanction Avoidance," presented at the "Compliance and Enforcement: Are Your Internal Practices Up To Date?" program. (9/12/2019)
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      "International Space Trade Summit," co-presented with Jeffrey J. White and Edward J. Heath, in Hartford, CT (5/19-21/2019)
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    • News

      R+C in the News

      • July 6, 2022

        Ed Heath and Kevin Daly Author IndustryWeek Article on Scope of Russian Sanctions

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      • May 26, 2022

        Kevin Daly Appointed to Noah Webster House & West Hartford Historical Society Board of Trustees

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      • July 27, 2020

        Ed Heath and Kevin Daly Author Article on FCPA Corporate Compliance Published on

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      • May 24, 2019

        Robinson+Cole Receives Presidential Award for Export Service

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      • May 21, 2019

        Ed Heath, Kevin Daly and Jeff White Speak at International Space Trade Summit

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      • September 18, 2018

        Robinson+Cole Victory Featured in Connecticut Law Tribune

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      • June 18, 2018

        Kevin Daly, Evan Seeman, and Brian Smith Publish Practice Notes on Inverse Condemnation for Thomson Reuters Practical Law™

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      R+C News Releases

      • August 18, 2022

        74 Robinson+Cole Lawyers Listed in The Best Lawyers in America 2023

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      • August 19, 2021

        65 Robinson+Cole Lawyers Listed in The Best Lawyers in America© 2022

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      • August 20, 2020

        61 Robinson+Cole Lawyers Listed in The Best Lawyers in America© 2021

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      • December 17, 2018

        Robinson+Cole Promotes Nine Lawyers to Counsel

    • Legal Updates/Newsletters

      Legal Updates/Newsletters

      "Supreme Court Narrows Reach of Computer Crime Statute" co-authored with Seth B. Orkand, Kathryn M. Rattigan and Linn F. Freedman (6/16/2021)