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Thomas M. Gallagher

Thomas M. Gallagher is chair of the Executive Committee of Pepper Hamilton LLP. He also is a partner in and chair of the firm’s White Collar Litigation and Investigations Practice Group. Mr. Gallagher represents clients in white collar criminal matters, corporate investigations and complex civil litigation.

Mr. Gallagher’s national practice is focused on representing entities facing government investigations particularly focused in the health care industry. He also represents businesses and individuals facing investigation by federal and state law enforcement authorities, government regulatory agencies and congressional committees. For example, he has represented major pharmaceutical companies, medical device manufacturers, payors, providers, defense contractors and other entities and individuals in parallel federal criminal, civil and state attorney general investigations, as well as Foreign Corrupt Practices Act and antitrust investigations.

Mr. Gallagher is a frequent author and regular speaker at seminars and conferences. His recent publications and presentations include:

  • “Crystal Ball — What Does the Future Hold for Compliance? Inversions and Other Emerging Topics,” Pharmaceutical Compliance Forum (September 9–11, 2014)
  • “Shedding Light on the Specter of Individual Liability — What Corporate Executives and General Counsel Need to Know,” Pharmaceutical Compliance & Enforcement Forum (March 19–20, 2014)
  • Chief Compliance Officer Roundtable (moderator), 14th Annual Pharmaceutical Regulatory and Compliance Congress (October 28–30, 2013)
  • “Enforcement Threat Against Individuals,” Pharmaceutical Regulatory and Compliance Congress and Best Practices Forum (November 5–7, 2012).
Mr. Gallagher is a former prosecutor in the criminal division of the U.S. Attorney’s Office in the Eastern District of Pennsylvania. He has led the investigation and prosecution of numerous complex, multi-defendant white collar criminal matters in a number of industries, including health care, insurance, financial services and defense.

Mr. Gallagher has been recognized for excellent performance. He is listed in The Best Lawyers in America, Chambers USA: America’s Leading Lawyers for Business, The International Who’s Who of Business Crime Defense Lawyers, The International Who’s Who of Business Lawyers and Who’s Who Legal: Investigations. He was selected as a Life Science Star in LMG Life Sciences in 2012, 2013 and 2014.

Mr. Gallagher is on the boards of directors of the Pennsylvania Innocence Project and the Augustinian Defenders of the Rights of the Poor.

Mr. Gallagher received his undergraduate degree from the University of Pennsylvania in 1982, and his law degree, cum laude, from Villanova University School of Law in 1989, where he was editor-in-chief of the Villanova Law Review. He is a past president of the Villanova Law School Alumni Association.

Before he joined the U.S. Attorney’s Office in 1995, Mr. Gallagher served for six years as a trial lawyer and staff judge advocate for the U.S. Navy and, before that, served as a line officer on a destroyer. He retired as a Captain in the U.S. Naval Reserve, Judge Advocate General’s Corps.

B.A. 1982 University of Pennsylvania
J.D. 1989, cum laude, Villanova University School of Law; Editor-in-Chief, Villanova Law Review

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Admitted to practice in Pennsylvania

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