Nan Gallagher has devoted her career exclusively to the advocacy of healthcare professionals and entities. An accomplished healthcare and employment litigator and administrative attorney, she focuses her practice on licensing, regulatory and credentialing matters in New Jersey and New York, all facets of administrative professional discipline, litigation, medical malpractice defense, Medical Staff and Society representation, General Counsel services, summary suspensions and fair hearings, hearing officer services, privileged practice QA peer review investigations, credentialing guidance, EMR and cybersecurity counseling, physician and practice transactional services, estate and disaster planning for medical practices, physician burnout & impairment, disruptive behavior, online persona management, employment and labor counseling, Qui Tams, ERISA and state out-of-network appeals, audits, billing and coding counseling, telemedicine, mock agency inspections, and HIPAA and OSHA compliance services. She is proud to be a Certified HIPAA Administrator and OSHA Compliance Analyst offering manual and training programs to her healthcare clientele.
Ms. Gallagher is a nationally recognized authority and presenter on groundbreaking healthcare topics and is sought after for her tireless and dedicated focus on often controversial pro-physician platforms. She also has carved out a niche practice for herself serving as Chief Legal Officer and Chief Compliance Officer for countless medical practices.
In addition to serving as General Counsel to various medical societies and practices, she is proud to serve as General Counsel to the Professional Assistance Program of New Jersey as well as the Medical Staffs of Morristown Medical Center, Chilton Medical Center, Hackettstown Medical Center, Newton Medical Center, Hackensack Meridian Health Palisades Medical Center, CarePoint Hoboken University Medical Center and CarePoint Christ Hospital. Making her clients’ challenges her own, Ms. Gallagher is often touted for her approachability, accessibility, and unwavering zeal in support of the rights of those whom she represents.
Fluent in Spanish, Ms. Gallagher was one of a select few awarded a United States Presidential Fellowship from President Bill Clinton to study law abroad at La Universidad Católica de Valparaíso in Chile. She graduated Phi Beta Kappa and Magna Cum Laude from Fordham University, where she double-majored in English Literature and Spanish Studies. After earning her Juris Doctorate from New York Law School, she served as the Judicial Law Clerk for the Honorable Mahlon L. Fast, J.S.C. in the Superior Court of New Jersey, Essex County, Civil Division.
Ms. Gallagher is admitted to practice in New Jersey, New York, the District of Columbia, and the United States Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit. In 2017, 2018, 2019, and 2020 she has been recognized as a SuperLawyer®* both nationally and in New Jersey in the field of healthcare and has received the Client’s Choice Award for excellence in 2016, 2017, 2018, 2019, and 2020 by the highly regarded attorney rating website, AVVO.com*, where she maintains a “10 out of 10” (Superb) rating.
New Jersey State Bar Association (Health Law Section)
New York State Bar Association
New York City Bar
District of Columbia Bar Association
American Health Lawyers Association
Morris County Bar Association
Morris County Chamber of Commerce
William J. Brennan American Inn of Court Barrister
New York Law School Annual Moot Court Competition Judge
Article Contributor to Physician Risk Management
Article Contributor to ED Legal Letter
Article Contributor to The Journal of Medical Practice Management
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