Lorie Dakessian

Lorie Dakessian,



Lorie represents clients in several practice areas, including complex commercial litigation, white collar and internal investigations, student and educator misconduct cases, and data privacy matters. She is a Certified Information Privacy Professional (CIPP/US), the global standard for privacy certification.


Prior to joining Conrad O’Brien, Lorie served for six years in the Philadelphia District Attorney’s Office, managing all aspects of large and complex appellate cases.   


In addition to her state and federal trial court practice, Lorie has argued before each of the state appellate courts in Pennsylvania.


Boston College Law School, J.D., 2000

  • National Mock Trial Team
  • National Criminal Procedure Moot Court Team

University of Michigan, B.A., 1997


  • Pennsylvania

  • U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania

  • Third U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals

  • Supreme Court of the United States

Honors & Affiliations

  • CIPP/US (Certified Information Privacy Professional, U.S.)


  • Co-author of chapter on Post-Trial Issues and other Appellate Considerations in the inaugural 2017 edition of Pennsylvania Civil Trial Practice

Speeches & Presentations

  • “From Sandusky to Solebury: Lessons from Pennsylvania on Educator Misconduct," Education Law Association 63rd Annual Confernece; San Diego, CA; November 2017.

  • “How Schools Can Fortify Their Deflector Shields: Protecting Data Privacy of K-12 Students and Schools," Education Law Association 63rd Annual Confernece; San Diego, CA; November 2017.

  • “Educator Misconduct: How to Handle Claims Against Educators, From the Allegation Through the Litigation,” Education Law Association 62nd Annual Conference; Orlando, FL; November 2016.

  • “Cybersecurity and Data Breaches: The New Embezzlement Risk,” Pennsylvania Bar Institute, Embezzlement 101; Philadelphia, PA; April 2016.

  • “Cybersecurity: Risk Management and Incident Response in an Evolving Threat Landscape,” District of Delaware Inaugural Bench & Bar Conference; Wilmington, DE; May 2015.