Thursday, July 07, 2022


Daryl A. Libow, 59

Daryl Andrew Libow of Gibson Island, Maryland, a former Westport resident, died Nov. 7 from cancer. He was 59. Image
Daryl Libow: Staples graduate. Contributed photo

He was a 1977 graduate of Staples High School where he was captain of the tennis team and an accomplished debater.

He graduated from Harvard University, London School of Economics and Political Science, and Cornell Law School.

He joined Sullivan & Cromwell in 1986, and worked in their New York and London offices before moving to Washington D.C. in 1994.

He served as managing partner of the D.C. office as well as co-head of the firm’s anti-trust practice.

Throughout his career, he acted as lead counsel and represented clients in a broad range of matters.

Equally significant to his legacy at Sullivan & Cromwell is his leadership in the D.C. office. A devoted mentor and role model, Daryl will be missed dearly by the entire office.

He remained an avid student all his life, pursuing his interests in jazz, wine, nautical archeology, and sports with the same intensity he brought to his professional endeavors.

His love of jazz, cultivated at an early age in Westport where he frequented Players Tavern and often visited Sally’s Place, lead to a lifelong passion.

He served on the boards of both the National Jazz Museum in Harlem and The Ellington Fund of the Duke Ellington School of the Arts.

Throughout his life, Daryl remained committed to social justice and proudly served on the board of Human Rights First.

He was also a member of the Dean’s Advisory Council of Cornell Law School as well as the Maret School board.

He was most fulfilled by his relationship with his wife and daughters and close circle of family and friends.

His priorities were always close to home, and his family and loved ones will miss his ever-present love and devotion.

He is survived by his wife, Beth, their daughters Jess and Claudia, his parents Sanford and Adelyn, sister Lindsey, brother Marc and wife Elise, mother-in-law Beverly, and loving aunts, uncles, cousins, nieces, and nephews.

Services will take place Sunday, Nov. 10 at 1 p.m. at Washington Hebrew Congregation, 3935 Macomb St NW, Washington, DC 20016.

Gifts may be made in Daryl’s memory to Human Rights First or the National Jazz Museum in Harlem.

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published.