Cognosante’s Sean Gallagher Named a Trending 40 Top Corporate Counsel in Washington, D.C.

MCLEAN, Va. –September 22, 2016 – Cognosante announced today that Sean Gallagher, its executive vice president and chief legal officer, was named to the 2016 Trending 40 Top DC Corporate Counsel list. The annual awards program recognizes the best in-house lawyers in Washington, D.C. who lead corporations and non-profits.

“Sean has made significant contributions to Cognosante’s growth and success, and continues to lead critical business efforts with expertise and insight,” said Michele Kang, Chief Executive Officer, Cognosante. “We’re proud he has been recognized with this award, and we celebrate his inclusion amongst an impressive list of honorees.”

Trending 40 is an editorial and events series that honors the top business and legal talent in the Washington, D.C. region.  Since 2014, it has recognized more than 400 leaders in tech, real estate, non-profit, law, and other top industries.

As Cognosante’s chief legal officer, Sean Gallagher has overall managerial responsibility for the operation of Cognosante’s Performance & Risk Management Department and its support units, including the Performance Center, legal, contracts, compliance, quality, and privacy/security functions. Prior to joining Cognosante, Sean was vice president and deputy general counsel at Stanley Inc., an NYSE-listed provider of information technology services and solutions to U.S. defense, intelligence, and civilian Federal agencies. Earlier in his career, he practiced as a corporate finance and securities attorney in Washington, D.C., at the law firms of Hogan & Hartson LLP (now Hogan Lovells LLP) and Sullivan & Cromwell LLP. Sean also serves as an arbitrator on the Attorney/Client Arbitration Board of the D.C. Bar Association and is a member of the Bar of the United States Supreme Court.

About Cognosante
Cognosante provides technology solutions, Business Process Outsourcing, and consulting services to federal, state, and local government healthcare agencies. The company has nearly 3 decades of experience working with 48 states and the Federal government, developing, managing, and executing large, complex health information programs. Its expertise includes Medicaid, Medicare, health insurance marketplaces, health data standards and reconciliations, modular system development and integration, health data analytics, and fraud, waste, and abuse. Visit for more information.



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