Mr. Gallagher, formerly IRI’s General Counsel, was promoted to President in January 2000. Since joining IRI’s legal staff in 1991, he has worked closely with the Marshall Islands government and its legislative agenda. Although he has traveled around the globe meeting clients and speaking at corporate and maritime seminars, Mr. Gallagher has been most instrumental in working with IRI’s Far East clientele. Prior to joining IRI he specialized in Legal Compliance in the securities industry. He has served as an intern in the United States Senate receiving an award as Intern of the Year and in the German Bundestag, where he enhanced his proficiency in the German language and political culture. Mr. Gallagher received his Bachelor of Arts from Indiana University of Pennsylvania and his Master of Arts in International Relations from the University of Maryland. He earned his Juris Doctor (J.D.) at the University of Baltimore School of Law and is a member of the Maryland State Bar.