F. Joseph Gormley has over 20 years of litigation and counseling experience representing businesses and executives in competition and business law matters, including antitrust, distribution, franchise, acquisitions, executive matters, stockholder agreements, government investigations (including FTC and Justice Department investigations) and joint ventures.
He has served clients ranging from local businesses to multinational entities. His clients have come from many different states as well as almost ten different countries on three different continents, and he has worked extensively with clients in industries such as hospitality, computer services, automotive, defense, oil, energy, telecom, internet, high tech, entertainment, and healthcare. He has represented privately and publicly held businesses or their shareholders, officers or directors in matters including antitrust and competition, acquisitions, distribution, franchise, disputes over stockholdings and officer positions, stockholders’ agreements, licensing and other intellectual property, executive departures, trade secrets, and general business litigation.
Mr. Gormley also regularly counsels a prominent petroleum industry joint research forum, and represented a major internet company at meetings of the Secure Digital Music Initiative.
Mr. Gormley has served in the American Bar Association leadership since the 1990s, first as a vice chair of the Books and Treatises Committee of the Section of Antitrust Law (1999–2003); then as vice chair of that section’s Programs Committee (2003–2004); then as vice chair of the Teleseminars Committee (2004–2006); then as chair of the Teleseminars Committee (2006–2009), then as co-chair of the Committee Operations Task Force. From 2012 to 2014 Mr. Gormley served as the Chair of the Section’s Business Torts and Civil Rico Committee. Currently he serves as a member of the Content Delivery Task Force. Prior to his service in the ABA Anitrust Section leadership, he was assistant chair for Policy & Planning, Federal Bar Association, Antitrust & Trade Regulation Section (1998–1999).
Mr. Gormley is a member of the Bars of Maryland, Massachusetts, the District of Columbia, the United States Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit, the United States District Court for the District of Maryland, the United States District Court for the District of Columbia, and the United States Supreme Court