Former SEC Commissioner Dan Gallagher Joins Patomak Global Partners as President

Washington, D.C.—Patomak Global Partners, a leading consulting firm to international and domestic corporations and financial services firms that provides strategic risk management and regulatory compliance services, corporate governance advice, and enforcement and litigation support, announced today that former U.S. Securities and Exchange Commissioner Dan Gallagher has joined the firm as President. Mr. Gallagher, along with CEO and former SEC Commissioner Paul S. Atkins, will be responsible for strategic initiatives, client service, and overseeing firm operations.

Mr. Gallagher served as an SEC Commissioner from 2011 to 2015, following a distinguished career in the public and private sectors. From 2006 to 2010, he was on the SEC staff, ultimately becoming Deputy Director and Co-Acting Director of the Division of Trading and Markets, where he was on the front lines in the agency’s response to the 2008-2009 financial crisis. Mr. Gallagher’s privatesector experience includes serving as a partner at WilmerHale and General Counsel of Fiserv Securities.

“We are delighted that Dan has chosen to join Patomak,” CEO Paul Atkins said. “He is widely regarded as one of the leading experts in securities regulation and has been a champion for the capital markets throughout his career. Patomak’s clients hire the firm to help them navigate complex regulatory challenges, manage ever-growing regulatory risks, enhance their compliance activities, and provide expert litigation and enforcement support. Dan’s enforcement experience, expertise with broker-dealer, market structure, and corporate governance issues, and extensive experience with foreign financial services regulation and regulators will not just deepen our current bench, but will expand our areas of expertise as well.”

Mr. Gallagher said, “After an extremely rewarding time spent in public service at the SEC, I could not be more excited to be joining Patomak. The firm is at the vanguard of capital markets regulatory strategy and compliance consulting services, and has become a ‘go to’ advisor to the most respected names in the financial services industry. I am honored to be joining such a talented group of professionals and look forward to helping our clients find solutions to the complex regulatory issues that abound in today’s capital markets.”

Mr. Gallagher’s arrival coincides with a period of significant growth at Patomak. With offices in Washington and New York, the firm’s team now includes three former SEC Commissioners, two former CFTC Commissioners, a former Federal Reserve Governor, a former SEC General Counsel, a former Chief Economist of the SEC, and a former Chief Counsel of the OCC, as well as seasoned industry professionals with in-house legal, compliance, technology, and risk management experience.

“Asset managers, broker-dealers, and issuers have come to the painful realization that the Dodd- Frank Act and its progeny have transformed the regulatory landscape into a minefield,” said CEO Paul Atkins. “With our deep bench of former regulators and talented regulatory experts, the firm has witnessed extraordinary growth over the past two years. With Dan’s enthusiasm, experience, and work ethic, Patomak is now poised take our current suite of service offerings to the next level and to expand into others.”

Mr. Gallagher will be resident in Patomak’s Washington, DC, offices and can be reached at 202- 862-3920 or


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