Born in 1956, Corrigan is an attorney, and Democratic Party consultant. He rose to prominence within the Party when he served as a senior member of Governor Michael Dukakis’ 1988 campaign for President. In 2000, Corrigan was a member of Vice President Al Gore’s legal team, heading a group of attorneys focused on disputed ballots in Palm Beach County. As the recount drew to a close, Corrigan was appointed lead attorney in the state of Florida for the Gore campaign. Following his work on the 2000 election, Corrigan played a key role in organizing the 2004 Democratic National Convention in Boston, where he served as Convention manager. He is known as the man who selected Illinois State Senator Barack Obama to give the keynote address which thrust him into the national spotlight.