Chief Legal Officer
As chief legal officer, Jim Gallagher serves as principal counsel and advisor to Arcfield’s senior leadership with responsibility for all legal, privacy, contracting, investment and compliance activities, as well as government and regulatory affairs. The Arcfield legal department is comprised of a variety of legal, contract and regulatory-related functions which all roll up under Jim’s purview, including the contracts department, ethics and compliance office, and export and trade compliance.
Jim brings more than 27 years of legal experience related to the government services industry. Serving first as outside counsel to government contractors before transitioning to the corporate environment, Jim has been involved in or led every facet of litigation including managing mergers, sales, transactions, integrations, handling disputes and crises, managing intellectual property and trademarking and assuring ethical and compliance standards are met. He specializes in counseling and advising large government services and technology providers and is passionate about doing the right and practical thing.
Jim previously served as executive vice president, general counsel and secretary at Perspecta, where he served as principal counsel to the company’s executive leadership team and board of directors and was responsible for all litigation, privacy, ethics, contracting, compliance, public company related activities.
Prior to joining Perspecta, he served as vice president and deputy general counsel for DXC Technology’s Enterprise Services group, and vice president associate general counsel for Hewlett Packard Enterprise and Hewlett Packard Company. Previously, Jim engaged in trial and appellate practice in federal and state courts, and in administrative agencies, related to government contracts, government compliance and commercial disputes at the Washington D.C. Office of Pillsbury Winthrop, LLP.
Jim received his Juris Doctor degree from the Georgetown University Law Center where he was a member of The Georgetown Immigration Journal. He received his bachelor's degree from the Catholic University of America.