Embattled drugmaker Mylan N.V. has brought on a regulatory guru to lead its legal department.
The EpiPen maker announced Tuesday the appointment of Daniel Gallagher as chief legal officer, effective April 17. Gallagher served as a commissioner of the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission from late 2011 to late 2015. He previously held various staff roles at the agency, including as counsel to two commissioners.
Gallagher most recently headed up a Washington D.C.-based consulting firm, Patomak Global Partners, helping companies with compliance and regulatory issues, according to the Mylan news release.
“I have had the opportunity to get to know the company well over the last couple of years and [I] believe Mylan is uniquely positioned in the industry as a result of its clear and compelling vision and strategy, unmatched global assets, strong culture and unwavering commitment to doing what is right,” he said in a statement.
While at the SEC, Gallagher “focused on initiatives aimed at strengthening the capital markets and encouraging small business capital formation, including staunchly supporting the changes introduced by the JOBS [Jumpstart Our Business Startups] Act,” according to his profile on the Patomak website.