Daniel M. Gallagher

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Daniel M. Gallagher
Securities and Exchange Commission
Assumed office
November 7, 2011
Personal details
Alma mater
Profession Attorney

Daniel M. Gallagher has served as a Commissioner of the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) since November 7, 2011.[1] Gallagher was appointed to the SEC by President Barack Obama.[1][2]


Gallagher graduated from Georgetown University (BA; English), and the law school at the Catholic University of America (JD, magna cum laude, law review).[1]

Early career[edit]

Gallagher was General Counsel and Senior Vice President of Fiserv Securities, Inc.[1][3][4]

In January 2006, he was began at the SEC as counsel to SEC Commissioner Paul S. Atkins, and later as a counsel to SEC Chairman Christopher Cox.[1] He joined the SEC's Division of Trading and Markets as a Deputy Director in 2008, and was Co-Acting Director of the Trading and Markets Division from April 2009 to January 2010.[1][4] He then left the SEC to become a partner at WilmerHale.[1][3]


  1. ^ a b c d e f g "SEC Biography: Commissioner Daniel M. Gallagher". Sec.gov. Retrieved March 1, 2013. 
  2. ^ "Faculty Profile – Hon. Daniel M. Gallagher". Pli.edu. Retrieved March 1, 2013. 
  3. ^ a b Hamilton, Jesse (April 21, 2011). "White House Said to Nominate Daniel Gallagher as Casey’s Successor at SEC". Bloomberg. Retrieved March 1, 2013. 
  4. ^ a b "SEC adds Daniel Gallagher to trading and markets team". Finextra. Retrieved March 1, 2013. 

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