Galen Cheney is an Associate at Cotchett, Pitre, & McCarthy,  LLP. Galen is an experienced trial lawyer who seeks justice for clients in matters involving consumer protection, cybersecurity, privacy, antitrust, securities, fraud, white collar litigation, and intellectual property.

Prior to joining the firm, Galen was a federal prosecutor in Southern California. Galen received his J.D. from Seattle University School of Law where he was an Associate Editor on the Seattle University Law Review. Galen has volunteered for the Innocence Project Northwest through Amazon Legal Pro Bono, the King County Bar Association Neighborhood Legal Clinic, and the VA Puget Sound.

Prior to obtaining his law degree, Galen worked as a financial examiner enforcing state and federal consumer financial protection and anti-money laundering laws and regulations. Galen later worked as a cybersecurity and privacy program manager at a leading cloud services technology company, delivering security and compliance with NIST, PCI DSS, NERC, ISO, SOC, HIPAA, HITRUST, GDPR, and others. As a student, Galen worked full-time while attending evening law classes. Galen was selected by the U.S. Department of Justice for both the Attorney General’s Honors Program and the Summer Law Intern Program (SLIP).


Honors & Awards

Honors & Recognitions

Washington State Scholar

Ritchie-Jennings Memorial Scholar

Franklin Merit Scholar

Franklin Leadership Scholar



Association of Certified Anti-Money Laundering Specialists


Seattle University School of Law, J.D.

University of Washington, B.A.


  • Honorable Lisa R. Worswick, Washington State Court of Appeals, Division II


  • Washington 
  • U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit
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