Michael Gallagher

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Michael Gallagher

Michael F. Gallagher is senior vice president and general counsel at Corporate Risk Solutions.

Gallagher is an attorney and adviser with extensive, hands-on experience solving complex legal problems and enhancing business outcomes for clients throughout the U.S. and internationally. At CRS, Gallagher is involved in all aspects of the business, as well as engagements with clients, including analysis of clients' risk and indemnity exposures, insurance contract negotiations and advice on claims advocacy and enterprise risk issues.

Prior to joining CRS, Gallagher was a member of Katten Muchin Rosenman's insurance and risk management practice group for 18 years. Gallagher has handled complex insurance coverage and defense litigation matters, representing both policyholders and insurance companies, involving, among other areas, directors' and officers' liability, errors and omissions claims, intellectual property claims, fidelity and crime coverage, property and casualty claims and business and contingent business interruption claims. He also conducted internal investigations on behalf of clients' boards of directors and independent audit committees, as well as represented several international corporations in complex commercial arbitrations in matters arising in the Middle East, South America and Europe. Prior to joining Katten, Gallagher was an assistant district attorney for Westchester County, New York.

He holds a juris doctorate degree from Fordham University School of Law and a bachelor of arts degree from Fordham University.