Dan Gallagher will join US-based financial services company Robinhood as Chief Legal Officer, the firm announced today.
It says that Gallagher is a familiar face at Robinhood after joining the firm’s Board of Directors in October 2019.
He will oversee all global legal functions, including corporate counsel, regulatory counsel, and product counsel.
“As a Board member, I’ve had the opportunity to work closely with the incredible people at Robinhood driving the company’s mission forward, and I’m excited to contribute even more directly in my new capacity as Chief Legal Officer,” said Gallagher.
“I look forward to doing my part to help Robinhood reach even greater heights in serving its customers,” he added.
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In addition to his position on Robinhood’s Board of Directors, Gallagher was most recently partner and deputy chair of the securities department at the international law firm WilmerHale.
He served as an SEC Commissioner from 2011 to 2015 and 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.
Gallagher also brings significant experience developing and building legal organizations, including serving as Chief Legal Officer at Mylan NV from 2017 to 2019.
Joining the leadership team
Gallagher will serve on Robinhood’s executive leadership team, which includes Co-Founders and Co-CEOs Vlad Tenev and Baiju Bhatt, Chief Operating Officer Gretchen Howard, and Chief Financial Officer Jason Warnick.
He will replace Anne Hoge, the firm’s current Chief Legal Officer, who is leaving Robinhood later this month.
“We’ve been incredibly fortunate to have Anne as part of our leadership team, and she will be working with Dan over the coming weeks to ensure a smooth transition period for the company and the legal organization. We’ll also be working to add an independent board member to fill the current vacancy on Robinhood’s Board of Directors,” the firm said.