Annamarie A. Daley is a partner in the Minneapolis office of Barnes & Thornburg LLP, where she serves as co-chair of the firm's Antitrust and Competition Law Practice Group and is a member of the Litigation and Intellectual Property Law Departments. She also serves on the firm's Diversity Committee. Ms. Daley focuses her practice on complex commercial litigation, federal regulatory and intellectual property law matters. She has experience with numerous different industries and areas of the law, and she has defended her clients' legal rights in jurisdictions across the United States.
Ms. Daley has represented clients in federal and state antitrust, consumer protection, deceptive trade practice, and data privacy matters, as well as nationwide class action and intellectual property litigation. She has helped clients secure high-profile verdicts and summary judgments in numerous cases. For example, in 2006, as lead counsel for Arctic Cat Inc. in patent litigation involving electronic fuel-injection technology for two-stroke cycle snowmobile engines, Ms. Daley assisted in securing summary judgment for Arctic Cat on six separate legal grounds. For that result, the Minnesota Lawyer honored Ms. Daley as an Attorney of the Year for 2006.
Ms. Daley also counsels and represents clients in dealer and distributor matters, providing legal advice to clients on dealer relations and disputes, and appearing in numerous jurisdictions to enforce her clients’ rights under dealer agreements or on behalf of her clients regarding dealership issues. She also regularly represents clients before arbitration panels, state regulatory agencies, and in state attorney general investigations. Additionally, Ms. Daley has represented clients in healthcare and class-action litigation, including a case in which she represented Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Minnesota and other health insurers in national antitrust litigation involving claims regarding patent enforceability, patent validity, and patent infringement.
Ms. Daley has extensive experience representing clients in federal and state regulatory matters, which include Section 15 reports, recalls, remedial action plans, consent decrees, compliance monitoring, proposed rulemaking and voluntary standards, and information-education campaigns. She regularly represents her clients’ legal interests before the Consumer Product Safety Commission and has worked on matters involving the Food and Drug Administration, U.S. Coast Guard and National Highway Transportation Safety Administration. She has more than 25 years of legal experience representing clients in the motor vehicle and power sports industry.
Ms. Daley has represented clients in a wide variety of other industries including lawn and garden products, telecommunications, children’s toys, insurance, consumer electronics, filtration products, food and beverages, shoes, handcrafts and other home items, agricultural products, paint, cleaners, accounting, optical, restaurant and real estate.
Ms. Daley has received numerous professional distinctions over her career. She is a former Adjunct Professor at William Mitchell College of Law, where she taught trial advocacy. In addition to being honored as a Minnesota Attorney of the Year in 2006 by Minnesota Lawyer magazine, Ms. Daley has been selected for inclusion in Minnesota Super Lawyers every year since 2000, and was named one of the "Top 50 Women Minnesota Super Lawyers" in 2010 - 2014, and one of the "Top 100 Minnesota Super Lawyers" in 2011 and 2012. She was also listed in Best Lawyers in America 2013, and is included in the Minnesotans You Should Know Black Book 2014 in the category of Business Services: PR, Marketing and Lawyers. In 1997, she was named one of the Minneapolis Business Journal's "40 Under Forty" honorees. In 2002, Ms. Daley was selected as one of only five finalists considered for appointment to the Minnesota Supreme Court. Since 2013, Chambers USA has recognized her as a top ranking lawyer for her work in litigation. In 2014 and 2015, Ms. Daley was recognized as a North Star Lawyer by the Minnesota State Bar Association. The North Star Lawyers program celebrates the work of members who meet or exceed 50 hours of pro bono service in the prior calendar year. Ms. Daley also was named one of 25 "Women Industry Leaders" by the Minneapolis Business Journal in 2011. She also is honored with Martindale Hubbell's AV Preeminent Rating; a distinction awarded to less than 5 percent of women lawyers.
Ms. Daley is active in a number of civic and professional organizations. She serves on the Minnesota Federal Practice Committee, the Children's Law Center board, the Advisory Board of Minnesota Women Lawyers, and is a board member of the Minnesota Supreme Court Historical Society. She also has held positions with the Civil Jury Instruction Guide Committee (JIG) of the Minnesota District Judges Association, the Advisory Committee on Rules of the Minnesota Board on Judicial Standards, Minnesota Judicial Selection Commission, the Board for MacPhail School of Music, and the Minnesota 4-H Foundation. Ms. Daley is a pro bono guardian ad litem in the Guardian Ad Litem Program for the Minnesota Judicial Branch in the Fourth District.
Ms. Daley is a fellow of the Litigation Counsel of America and is an elected member of the Governing Council of the Minnesota State Bar Association (MSBA) Civil Litigation Section. Additionally, she is a member of the National Institute for Trial Advocacy; the American Bar Association (Antitrust, Franchise and Intellectual Property); Minnesota Women Lawyers; and the Federal, Minnesota State and Hennepin County Bar Associations.
She is admitted to practice in the State of Minnesota and before the U.S. District Courts for Minnesota and the Eastern District of Wisconsin; the U.S. Courts of Appeals for the Seventh, Eighth, Ninth and Federal Circuits; and the U.S. Supreme Court.
Ms. Daley received undergraduate degrees in political science magna cum laude and agricultural business administration with highest distinction from the University of Minnesota in 1980, where she was a Truman Scholar. In 1981, she earned a post-graduate degree in agricultural economics from the University of Reading, England, where she was a Marshall Scholar. Ms. Daley received her J.D. cum laude from the University of Minnesota Law School in 1984, where she was a Truman Scholar and completed a judicial externship with the Honorable Suzanne Sedgewick of the Minnesota Court of Appeals.