David Gallagher is a senior vice president of D. E. Shaw & Co., L.P. and co-head of the Litigation Investing team within the D. E. Shaw group’s Corporate Credit investment unit. In that capacity, Mr. Gallagher focuses on the sourcing, structuring, and underwriting of financings for complex commercial disputes. Prior to joining the firm in 2018, he was an investment manager and legal counsel at Bentham IMF, where he sourced and advised on funding opportunities in commercial lawsuits. Before that, Mr. Gallagher was senior litigation counsel in the Los Angeles office of Akin Gump Strauss Hauer & Feld LLP. Mr. Gallagher graduated from Sarah Lawrence College with a B.A. in liberal arts, earned an M.Phil. in English literature from the University of Oxford, and received his J.D. from Harvard Law School.