Samantha Gallagher

, Executive Vice President, General Counsel and Secretary Samantha Gallagher

Ms. Gallagher is our Executive Vice President, General Counsel and Secretary. She has over 15 years of real estate, capital markets and corporate law experience. Most recently, she served as Executive Vice President, General Counsel and Secretary at First Potomac Realty Trust (NYSE:FPO). In this role, Ms. Gallagher held leadership responsibility for all corporate governance matters, Securities and Exchange Commission and NYSE compliance, structuring of corporate-level transactions, overseeing property-level and corporate acquisitions and dispositions, supervising litigation matters, as well as managing outside counsel. Ms. Gallagher also oversaw the negotiation and documentation pertaining to First Potomac Realty Trust’s recently completed merger with Government Properties Income Trust (NASDAQ:GOV) in October 2017. Previously, Ms. Gallagher was a Partner at Arnold & Porter LLP, Bass, Berry & Sims plc, and Hogan Lovells US LLP. Ms. Gallagher received her Juris Doctor from Georgetown University Law Center, cum laude, and her Bachelor of Arts from Princeton University, summa cum laude.