Gagan is a practicing lawyer in Durham, NC. He grew up in Belmont, NC and went on to receive his undergraduate degree in political science from Davidson College, where he received a full merit scholarship.
At Paynter Law, Gagan heads up our insurance disputes division. Presently, he is helping businesses navigate their insurance policies to secure coverage in light of COVID-related business losses.
Prior to the joining Paynter Law, Gagan graduated from Stanford Law School and then clerked for the Honorable Pierre N. Leval of the United States Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit in Manhattan. Thereafter, he joined a large national law firm where he handled litigation on behalf of Fortune 500 clients with a focus on technology disputes and federal appeals. His most notable case was a $1 billion jury trial in Silicon Valley which resulted in a favorable settlement for his client during the middle of trial.
Prior to law school, Gagan received a masters degree in economics from The London School of Economics, and served as White House political appointee in President Obama's administration.
Gagan is committed to civic causes and social justice and spent his first year after college in New Orleans assisting with the disaster recovery effort following Hurricane Katrina.
- Stanford Law School, J.D.
- The London School of Economics and Political Science, MSc, International Political Economy
- Davidson College, B.A., Political Science
STATE BAR ADMISSIONS
- North Carolina
FEDERAL BAR ADMISSIONS
- U.S. Court of Appeals for the 2nd Circuit
- U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of North Carolina