Obama nominates Baltimore resident for SEC post

May 19, 2011|By Gus G. Sentementes, The Baltimore Sun

Daniel M. Gallagher Jr., a resident of Roland Park and a securities lawyer in Washington, was nominated this week by President Barack Obama to be one of five commissioners for the Securities and Exchange Commission, the federal agency that enforces securities laws.

Gallagher, 39, a partner at Wilmer, Cutler, Pickering, Hale and Dorr LLP in Washington, recently worked for the SEC, first as deputy director of the division of trading and markets and, from 2009 to 2010, as co-acting director of the division.

A Republican, Gallagher would take the place of outgoing SEC Commissioner Kathleen L. Casey, whose term expires this year. The appointment requires Senate approval.

Gallagher is married to Stephanie A. Gallagher, a former assistant U.S. attorney who was appointed last month as a federal magistrate judge in Baltimore.

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