Timothy Gallagher is a managing director in the Cyber Risk practice of Kroll. Tim is a highly regarded law enforcement executive, who served with great distinction for over two decades with the FBI. Tim possesses a broad array of investigative experience spanning the areas of financial fraud, including matters involving the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act (FCPA), as well as cyber-related criminal activities. Tim has leveraged these skills, which he developed in the FBI to assist his public and private sector clients with internal investigations focusing on employee misconduct and leaking of confidential information, as well in mitigating internal and external fraud schemes.

Before joining Kroll in 2018, he was the Special Agent in Charge (SAC) of the FBI’s Newark, N.J. office, where he managed the activities of over 800 professionals. In addition to managing the entire office, he administered the multi-agency Joint Terrorism Task Force responsible for identifying and disrupting all terrorist threats throughout the State of New Jersey.

The year before this appointment, Tim served at FBI headquarters in Washington, D.C., as the number two official in charge 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 to combat fraud, money laundering and cyber threats.

From 2012-2015, Tim was the SAC of the Criminal and Cyber Division in the FBI 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 Active Shooter incident and a global interest rate investigation related to 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.

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 (IP) crimes, focusing on proactive outreach to the private sector. His stint in 2011-2012 as Section Chief, Financial Crimes informed his work on this initiative, where he managed the biggest investigative program inside the FBI's Criminal Investigative division. The program focused on complex corporate fraud, healthcare fraud, bank fraud and IP rights.

Before joining the FBI in 1996, Tim held investigative and compliance roles with a number of federal agencies, including the U.S. Department of Defense Office of Inspector General, the National Aeronautics and Space Administration and the U.S. Department of Labor.

Tim holds a B.S. in economics and accounting from Saint Peter’s University in New Jersey.

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