EXCLUSIVE: The upcoming seventh season of The Good Wife has added Peter Gallagher as a new lawyer. He will recur as Irving Carver, the witty, sophisticated attorney of conservative billionaire Reese Dipple (Oliver Platt), who’s been dispatched to Lockhart/Agos/Lee. He prefers civilized, intelligent debate over mindless bullying, but will use whatever it takes to assure that the firm is working to further his client’s agenda.

The O.C. and Covert Affairs alum Gallagher also recurs on HBO’s Togetherness and NBC’s Law & Order: SVU and recently completed a Broadway run in On the Twentieth Century opposite Kristin Chenoweth. Gallagher is repped by Gersh and John Carrabino Management.