Dan Gallagher is the Chief Legal Officer of Robinhood, a fast-growing brokerage giving millions of people access to our financial system. Before joining Robinhood, Dan was Partner and Deputy Chair of the Securities Department at international law firm WilmerHale where he advised corporate boards and management on the full range of legal and strategic issues, and counseled financial services and accounting firms in investigations, regulatory proceedings and policy matters.
Dan has an extensive background in financial markets and regulatory matters, including serving as a Commissioner of the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) from 2011 to 2015. He held several other positions on the SEC staff prior to being appointed commissioner, including deputy director and co-acting director of the division of trading and markets. Dan also previously served as the Chief Legal Officer at Mylan N.V., a leading global pharmaceutical company, and as the president of a financial services consulting firm.
Dan serves on the boards of the National Association of Corporate Directors (NACD) and Symbiont, and was formerly a non-executive director of the Irish Stock Exchange. He is also on the advisory boards for the Institute for Law and Economics at the University of Pennsylvania and the Center for Corporate Governance, part of the Raj & Kamla Gupta Governance Institute in Drexel University’s LeBow College of Business. Dan holds a J.D. from Catholic University of America, Columbus School of Law, and B.A. from Georgetown University.