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Timothy Gallagher is a Managing Director with Kroll’s Investigations and Disputes practice and Head of the New York office. Tim is a highly regarded law enforcement executive, who served with great distinction for over two decades with the Federal Bureau of Investigation. Before joining Kroll in 2018, he was the Special Agent in Charge of the FBI’s Newark, N.J. office, where he managed the activities of over 800 professionals. Tim possesses a broad array of investigative experience spanning the areas of financial fraud, including matters involving the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act, as well as cyber-related criminal activities.
In 2016, Tim was elevated to Special Agent in Charge of the FBI’s Newark Division, the agency’s seventh largest field division. In addition to managing the entire office, he administered the multi-agency Joint Terrorism Task Force responsible for identifying and mitigating all terrorist threats throughout the State of New Jersey.
The year prior to this appointment, Tim served at the FBI’s Headquarters in Washington, D.C., as Deputy Assistant Director of the Criminal Investigative Division, the largest division in the FBI. In this capacity, Tim focused on developing and executing effective strategies to mitigate globalized criminal threats with an economic nexus. He regularly collaborated with UK, Canada, Australia, and New Zealand law enforcement counterparts to combat fraud, money laundering, and cyber threats.
From 2012-2015, Tim was the Special Agent in Charge of the Criminal and Cyber Division in the Washington, D.C., Field Office. During this time, he played leading roles in several crises and noteworthy investigations, including the September 2013 Washington Naval Yard shooting and a global interest rate investigation (LIBOR). Tim also led the multijurisdictional, multi-agency investigation that resulted in the subsequent prosecution of foreign-based cyber hackers, whose victims included government officials and high-net-worth individuals. Earlier in his tenure with the FBI, in 2010-2011, Tim was Section Chief, Cyber Division at FBI Headquarters, where he directed the transformation of the FBI’s Cyber Program to meet ever-changing threats, such as those that arose in this case.
In another ground-breaking initiative as SAC in the Washington Field Office, Tim conceptualized and established a program to jointly address violations of the FCPA and intellectual property crimes, focusing on proactive outreach to the private sector. His work on this initiative was informed by his role in 2011-2012 as Section Chief, Financial Crimes, where he managed the largest investigative program inside the FBI Criminal Investigative Division focused on complex corporate fraud, health care fraud, bank fraud, and intellectual property rights.
Before joining the FBI in 1996, Tim held investigative and compliance roles with a number of federal agencies, including the Department of Defense, Office of Inspector General; National Aeronautics and Space Administration, Office of Inspector General; and Department of Labor.
Education & Certifications
- B.S., Economics/Accounting, Saint Peter’s University