Christopher C. Gallagher

Of Counsel


Having spent years as one of the most influential and highly regarded advocates in the New Hampshire Legislature and state administrative agencies, and a perennial selection to The Best Lawyers in America, Chris is now focused primarily on federal policies in Washington, DC.

Having served as general counsel for the New Hampshire Bankers Association, and having represented New Hampshire utilities, hospitals, insurers, aggregate manufacturers and other entities, Chris has been involved in nearly every substantial New Hampshire economic regulatory initiative over the last 25 years. This experience provides him with an uniquely respected voice on Capitol Hill, enabling him to communicate effectively with members whose federal decision-making must take into account the complexities of their home-state constituencies.

A frequent speaker and commentator in local and national media on policy issues regarding financial services, privacy, business, and government, Chris has testified on financial services issues before U.S. House and Senate Committees, and has been a panelist in Capitol Hill briefings on intellectual property issues.

Twice appointed by President Clinton, he served two terms as a director and vice chair of the Corporation for National Service (AmeriCorps). He has also served as a director of the New Hampshire Business & Industry Association and as a member of the board of governors of New Hampshire Public Television. He is a member of the roster of the Financial Services Committee of NAFTA, an incorporator of the New Hampshire Charitable Foundation, and a member of the editorial advisory board of Privacy and Information Law Report.

A cum laude graduate of Holy Cross in 1962, Chris graduated from Harvard Law School in 1965.

Recent articles by Chris Gallagher:

Innovation — The Answer to the "Unmanaged" World Commons
September 2008

SarbOx Small Firm Mitigation: The SEC Chimes In Ringing the Bell for Community Banks
August 2006

Is New Hampshire Ready to Meet Globalization Challenge?
March 2006

The FDIC's Relationship Manager Program: A Word to the Wise
January 2006

Surviving and Thriving: Community Banks and the New Regulation
March 2005

Sarbanes-Oxley’s Application to Banks
August 2004

Chris Gallagher

800-528-1181 ext. 218



Administrative assistant:
Sara Bosiak