Section Chief, Financial Crimes Section, Criminal Investigative Division Federal Bureau of Investigation
Timothy A. Gallagher was named Section Chief of the Criminal Investigative Division’s Financial Crimes Section on November 7, 2011. In this position, he serves as National Program Manager of the FBI’s White Collar Crime Program, with responsibility for addressing Health Care Fraud, Corporate/Securities Fraud, and Financial Institution/Mortgage Fraud.
Prior to his current assignment, Mr. Gallagher was Chief of the Cyber Division’s Strategic Outreach and Initiatives Section, where he oversaw the Innocent Images National Initiative, a multi-agency investigative program to combat the proliferation of child pornography and other child exploitation crimes facilitated by computers.
He previously served for nearly three years as Assistant Special Agent in Charge of the Washington Field Office (WFO) Intelligence Division. During his tenure there, which began in February 2008, Mr. Gallagher was responsible for the integration of intelligence into operations at WFO, serving as the Intelligence Program Manager and providing daily operational oversight of the Analytical and Language Services Branches.
From December 2006 to February 2008, Mr. Gallagher was a Team Leader in the Inspection Division, where he conducted programmatic reviews, audits, and investigations of FBI operations. For two years before that, Mr. Gallagher served in the Kansas City Division as Supervisory Special Agent (SSA) of the White Collar Crimes Squad, focusing on public corruption, mortgage fraud, and civil rights.
Among his other FBI Headquarters assignments, Mr. Gallagher served from February 2003 to November 2004 as an SSA in the Financial Crimes Section, where he specialized in combating identity theft and mortgage fraud. In 2004, he coordinated a National Mortgage Fraud Takedown to call attention to the growing threat.
Mr. Gallagher began his career as an FBI Special Agent in May 1996 in the Cleveland Division’s Canton Resident Agency, with responsibility for investigating all criminal programs. During his tenure there, he was a member of the Evidence Response Team, and responded to the site of the crash of United Flight 93 in Somerset, Pennsylvania, on September 11, 2001.
Mr. Gallagher was born and raised in New York. He earned a Bachelor of Arts degree in Economics from St. Peter’s College in New Jersey, and the equivalent of a bachelor’s degree in Accounting from Walsh University in Ohio. Prior to joining the FBI, Mr. Gallagher spent five years investigating allegations of fraud and corruption in technology transfer programs at the National Aeronautics and Space Administration and the Department of Defense.