Galen thrives on litigating and advising on financial, privacy, and security issues that arise in the digital world.
Galen is an experienced trial lawyer and former federal prosecutor, currently focusing on a variety of fintech, privacy, and e-commerce disputes. Galen splits his time between compliance work and litigating and arbitrating a variety of cases, including cryptocurrency and privacy disputes.
Galen has unique background combines experience as a state financial regulator, experience as a federal prosecutor, and experience as a litigator in federal and state courts. Galen brings the perspective of government regulators when counsel clients on the best way to avoid investigations and enforcement actions. Galen also brings his focus as a federal prosecutor when he is seeking justice for clients in matters involving consumer protection, intellectual property, cybersecurity & privacy, antitrust, securities & fraud, white collar litigation, and class actions.
Prior to joining the firm, Galen prosecuted federal felony cases involving drug trafficking, money laundering, fraud, conspiracy, child exploitation & human trafficking. Out of law school, Galen was selected for both the U.S. Attorney General's esteemed summer internship and Honors programs. Galen also served as a law clerk to the Hon. Lisa Worswick at the Washington Court of Appeals.
During law school, Galen was an associate editor for the schools' law review and a two-time moot court champion. Before law school, Galen was a financial regulator and cybersecurity practitioner.