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Biography of Reona J. Daly

Reona Daly serves as Associate General Counsel for Southern Illinois University Carbondale.  Ms. Daly is a graduate of Illinois Wesleyan University with a Bachelor of Arts (magna cum laude) in Business Administration and English.  She obtained her Juris Doctorate (cum laude) from SIU School of Law.  Ms. Daly joined the Office of General Counsel in 2010.  She is responsible for litigation and litigation management, student issues including both disciplinary and academic affairs, compliance with the Freedom of Information Act and other document production, and representation of the University before the Office of Civil Rights, the EEOC, and the Illinois Department of Human Rights.

Prior to serving as Associate General Counsel Ms. Daly worked as a Senior Associate at the law firm of Sandberg Phoenix and von Gontard where she defended medical malpractice and other civil cases in state and federal courts.  Ms. Daly also served as an Assistant Attorney General in the General Law Bureau where she focused on litigation of civil cases in federal and state courts as well as the Court of Claims.

Ms. Daly is licensed to practice law in Illinois and Missouri and the Federal District Court in the Southern District of Illinois.  She is a member of the National Association of College and University Attorneys, the Illinois State Bar Association, and the Jackson County Bar Association.