KPMG LLP, the U.S. audit, tax and advisory firm, announced today that Linda Gallagher, principal in KPMG's Advisory practice, has been named to Consulting magazine's list of the Top 25 Consultants for 2011.
Gallagher, recognized by Consulting for her "Excellence in Financial Services," leads KPMG's U.S. Financial Services Regulatory Practice. She and her team work with some of the largest global financial services firms to anticipate and address regulatory risks and challenges affecting business strategies and operations.
"I want to thank Consulting for recognizing my accomplishments, which truly reflect the work of so many talented people at KPMG," said Gallagher. "With such monumental change underway in the financial services industry, it's an exciting time to be a consultant. I'm fortunate to have the opportunity to work with some of the world's leading organizations as they transform their businesses."
Mark A. Goodburn, KPMG LLP vice chairman and head of Advisory, added, "I couldn't think of a better choice for this recognition. In addition to Linda being one of our most talented leaders, she is also a wonderful person. I congratulate Linda on behalf of the leadership team at KPMG, and wish her continued success in the future."
"We were incredibly impressed with the 400 or so nominations we received this year," said Consulting Editor-in-Chief, Joe Kornik. "Each year, the Top 25 nominations get stronger, and this year we heard from a lot more clients than we normally do, which is fantastic."
Gallagher has more than 30 years of financial services experience, focusing primarily on regulatory matters. She founded KPMG's compliance practice, which has evolved into a large team of professionals who work directly with clients as they face unprecedented changes in financial regulation. She is also a key sponsor of KPMG's Financial Services Regulatory Reform Center of Excellence, dedicated to analyzing the implications of the Dodd-Frank Act across the financial industry.
Previously, Gallagher served as a Professional Accounting Fellow at the Federal Home Loan Bank Board, the forerunner of the Office of Thrift Supervision, and was a three-year Advisory Board member of the American Bankers Association Regulatory Compliance Conference. She is a nationally recognized speaker and author on compliance and regulatory risk management and consumer protection topics.
A resident of Great Falls, Virginia, Gallagher earned a B.S. degree in Accounting from The University of Alabama.
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