September 18, 2019 / Press Release

Kathy Gallagher appointed General Counsel for the Pennsylvania Republican Party

Porter Wright is proud to congratulate Kathleen Gallagher on her appointment as the first female General Counsel for the Republican Party of Pennsylvania. Party chair Lawrence Tabas announced Gallagher’s appointment in a press release on Sept. 18, 2019.

Gallagher is a partner in Porter Wright’s Litigation group in Pittsburgh. She has more than 30 years of litigation experience with a focus on complex commercial and business litigation including real estate, contract, construction, trademark, securities fraud and environmental disputes.

As a member of the firm’s Election Law Representation practice group, Kathy brings nearly 20 years of experience in representing elected officials and legislative bodies in redistricting matters and election matters, having represented clients in the U.S. Supreme Court and the Pennsylvania Supreme Court as well as U.S. District Courts in both Pennsylvania and Virginia.

“Kathy’s deep experience in this area has earned the trust of political leaders in Pennsylvania and her appointment is reflective of the trust she engenders in her clients,” said Scott North, chair of the firm’s Government and Regulatory Affairs practice group.

“Kathy’s appointment further demonstrates the multi-disciplinary nature of our growing Pittsburgh presence. It also enhances our ability to service our clients and their diverse and high-profile needs in the courtroom, the board room, and in the halls of the federal and state government,” said Bob Tannous, Managing Partner of Porter Wright. “Her leadership in these areas is unparalleled, and we congratulate her on this well-deserved recognition.”