Press Release

Richard Gallagher, Leading Business and Securities Litigation Lawyer, Joins Ropes & Gray in San Francisco

Practices: Litigation, Securities & Shareholder Litigation

Ropes & Gray is pleased to announce that Richard Gallagher, a leading commercial and securities litigator, has joined the firm’s litigation practice group as a partner in its San Francisco office.

The addition of Mr. Gallagher bolsters Ropes & Gray’s litigation practice, which has been consistently recognized as one of the nation’s best, and enhances the service the firm provides to clients on the West Coast.

Mr. Gallagher joins Ropes & Gray from Orrick, Herrington & Sutcliffe. Recognized in the Bay Area for his business and securities litigation wins, Mr. Gallagher has focused his practice on a wide-range of commercial and securities-related matters, including class actions, M&A litigation, derivative suits and corporate governance litigation.  

Ropes & Gray has represented some of the world’s most innovative financial institutions, technology and life sciences companies on the West coast. The firm’s business & securities litigation practice group has been repeatedly recognized as a top securities litigation practice in the United States. In January, for the third time in four years, Law360 named the firm a “practice group of the year.”

“I have worked closely with Ropes & Gray securities litigation attorneys on several cases over the years and have been uniformly impressed by their sophisticated approach to resolving complex business and securities litigation matters. It’s an honor and a great opportunity to join the award-winning group of attorneys at Ropes & Gray,” Mr. Gallagher said.

Mr. Gallagher’s background includes a clerkship with Hon. Irma E. Gonzalez, U.S. District Court for the Southern District of California.

Mr. Gallagher holds a J.D. from University of California, Davis, and a B.A. from University of California, Santa Barbara.