Ali Gallagher focuses her law practice on advising clients in both corporate and regulatory matters. Ali’s background as a serial entrepreneur includes holding C-Suite positions in both publicly traded and private companies, primarily in the areas of medical device commercialization. She has extensive experience in manufacturing, product labeling and post-market compliance for both consumer goods and Class 1 and Class 2 medical devices and holds several patents globally as an inventor.
More recently, Ali has been actively involved in advising global companies on Emergency Use Authorization for the manufacturing, regulatory process and importation of personal protection equipment related to Covid-19 pandemic. Her clients include global manufacturers across three continents as well as importers, re-labelers and distributors. After taking her first company public, Ms. Gallagher was appointed to and served a term of four years as industry representative to the FDA’s orthopedic medical device panel. She has testified before several US Congressional committees and subcommittees including Oversight and Investigations on matters pertaining to small business and FDA regulatory oversight.
Prior to joining Ward and Berry, Ali worked for one of the oldest law firms in Texas handling corporate matters for an array of life sciences and technology clients. She focused heavily on advising start-up companies, including drafting all corporate documents, debt and SAFE notes, term sheets and negotiating licensing agreements involving the commercialization of myriad technologies and products from major universities.
Ali is licensed to practice law in Texas, the Western District of Texas and the United States Court of Federal Claims.
Before graduating from the University of Texas School of Law, Ali was a nurse practitioner in emergency medicine. After law school, she completed a post doc Congressional Healthcare Fellowship working for a ranking member of the US House of Representatives.
Ali lives in Austin, TX, has three grown sons and when they are not cooking, traveling or skiing together, she enjoys painting and writing comedy. In her mind she jogs three miles a day at a ten minute mile pace. She is on the advisory board of World Learning and a Board member of UT’s Professional Development Center Paralegal Certificate Program.