Health Law Attorney

For the better part of two decades, Nan Gallagher has devoted her career exclusively to the advocacy of healthcare professionals and entities. An accomplished healthcare litigation 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, hospital governance matters, General Counsel services, bylaws drafting, summary suspensions and fair hearings, credentialing assistance, EMR and cyber-security counseling, estate and disaster planning for protected health information, physician burnout & impairment, disruptive behavior allegations, online persona management, employment and labor counseling, Qui Tams, ERISA and state out-of-network appeals and litigation, audits and appeals, billing and coding counseling, agency investigations, and HIPAA and regulatory compliance counseling. She also is a nationally recognized presenter and article writer on groundbreaking healthcare topics. 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 and Spanish. 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, she was recognized as a New Jersey SuperLawyer™* in Healthcare. She also is honored to have received consecutive AVVO* Client’s Choice Awards in Healthcare in 2016 and 2017.

Bar Admissions

  • 2001 State Bar of New Jersey
  • 2015 State Bar of DC


Fordham University, Bronx, NY 10458
BA - Bachelor of Arts - 1998
New York Law School, 185 W Broadway, New York, NY 10013
JD - Juris Doctor - 2001

Career Highlights

  • SuperLawyer - Healthcare - SuperLawyers - 2017
  • Clients' Choice Award - AVVO - 2016
  • National Collegiate Honor Society - Phi Beta Kappa - 1998
  • U.S. Presidential Fellowship - National Security Education Program - 1996
  • National Collegiate Jesuit Honor Society - Alpha Sigma Nu - 1996
  • National Collegiate Foreign Language Honor Society - Alpha Mu Gamma - 1995


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