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Linda Gallagher

Managing Director and Global Head of the Consumer Protection Practice

Linda leads Promontory’s global consumer protection practice. She has three decades of consulting experience and expertise in all aspects of consumer-oriented regulation, compliance, and risk management.

Linda advises bank and nonbank financial services firms on the strategic dimensions of consumer regulatory compliance. Her focus is on helping firms create sustainable and compliant business models and cultures of strong risk management and operational excellence. She is a trusted adviser to banks’ management teams, boards, and business-unit leaders on the design and implementation of compliance programs that meet evolving regulatory expectations. She also works with nonbank firms that offer consumer financial products and services, in many cases helping these firms prepare for new and unfamiliar regulation. Linda has extensive experience directing regulatory risk and readiness assessments, with an emphasis on consumer protection risks through the life cycle of financial products and services. She has led internal regulatory investigations, consent-order look-back reviews, and remediation efforts for firms ranging from community banks to global financial services companies.

Before joining Promontory, Linda worked for 25 years at KPMG, where she managed the firm’s financial services regulatory practice and oversaw compliance and consumer protection services. Early in her career, she was a professional accounting fellow at the Federal Home Loan Bank Board in Washington, D.C. Linda has been honored by Consulting Magazine as a top-25 consultant and is a nationally recognized speaker on all aspects of consumer financial protection.

Linda earned a B.S. in Accounting at the University of Alabama.

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