Nan Gallagher

Nan Gallagher, Esquire

For over 20 years, Nan Gallagher has devoted her career exclusively to the advocacy of healthcare professionals and entities. As a classically-trained healthcare attorney and accomplished 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 Staff and Society representation, General Counsel services, summary suspensions and fair hearings, hearing officer services, privileged QA peer review investigations, credentialing guidance, EMR and cybersecurity counseling, non-profit compliance, physician and practice contracts, leases, practice sales, private equity transactions, estate planning for medical practices, physician burnout & impairment, disruptive behavior, online reputation management, employment and labor counseling, concierge medicine, ERISA and state out-of-network appeals, audits, billing and coding counseling, corporate practice of medicine guidance, private equity transactions, telemedicine, and mock agency inspections.  She is proud to be a Certified HIPAA Administrator and OSHA Compliance Analyst offering documentation packages and training programs to her healthcare clientele. She also provides annual anti-discrimination and anti-harassment training to medical professionals.

Ms. Gallagher is a nationally recognized authority and thought-leader on groundbreaking healthcare topics and is sought after for her tireless and dedicated focus on controversial pro-physician platforms.

In addition to serving as General Counsel to various medical associations, boards, and practices, she is proud to serve as General Counsel to multiple independent, organized Medical Staffs at hospitals in the Metropolitan area and the Professional Assistance Program of New Jersey.  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 with a minor in Greek Comedy & Tragedy. 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. She is often approached by healthcare professionals and attorneys in additional jurisdictions for her valued insights on trends and practices in healthcare law. From 2017 through 2024, Ms. Gallagher 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 from 2016 through 2024 by the highly regarded attorney rating website,*, where she maintains a “10 out of 10” (Superb) rating.

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Proud Member Of:

New Jersey State Bar Association (Health Law Section)
New York State Bar Association
New York City Bar Association
District of Columbia Bar Association
American Health Lawyers Association
Morris County Bar Association
Morris County Chamber of Commerce
Society for Human Resource Management

Volunteer Activities:

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
Pro Bono & Lecturing Services