F. Joseph Gormley Has Been Appointed Chair of anAmerican Bar Association Committee for Business Torts

The American Bar Association Section of Antitrust Law announced today that Gormley Jarashow Bowman LLC Partner F. Joseph Gormley has been appointed as Chair of the Section’s Business Torts and Civil RICO Committee during the 2012-2013 ABA year.

The Business Torts and Civil RICO Committee focuses on competition law — both federal and state law — other than the “traditional” antitrust statutes. In disputes involving business competition and anti-competitive practices, business torts (such as claims for unfair trade practices, interference with contractual relations, and fraud) and civil RICO claims are often used as adjuncts to, or in lieu of, antitrust claims. Likewise, as states strengthen their consumer protection statutes, actions under those statutes are another common means outside of the “traditional” antitrust area for litigants to press claims and police competition practices.

Theodore Voorhees, Jr., Chair Elect of the ABA Section of Antitrust Law, commented “As a member of the Section’s leadership, [Joe] will play an integral role in our Section’s success.”

The American Bar Association Section of Antitrust Law is the leading professional organization for those interested in the fields of antitrust and competition law, trade regulation, consumer protection and economics. The Section’s more than 8,000 members include attorneys and non-lawyers from private law firms, in-house counsel, non-profit organizations, consulting firms, federal and state government agencies, as well as judges, professors and law students. The Section provides an outstanding assortment of conferences, committee programs, publications, discussion groups and timely updates on recent developments in all facets of antitrust and consumer protection law. For more information, visit http://www.americanbar.org/groups/antitrust_law.html.

Gormley Jarashow Bowman LLC is one of Maryland’s premier law firms, having been recognized by the Best Lawyers in America and the Bar Register of Preeminent Lawyers™, an honor determined by peer evaluation and reserved for the top five percent of the nation’s law firms. The firm represents individuals, businesses, financial institutions, private schools, and government agencies in complex personal injury and business litigation, commercial transactions and employment matters. All of the attorneys are trial lawyers with extensive experience in state and federal trial and appellate courts, administrative agencies and arbitration panels. The firm also represents a number of local and national businesses in a variety of matters relating to corporate transactions and competition issues.