Joseph P. Guglielmo is a partner in the firm's New York office and represents institutional and individual clients in securities, antitrust, and consumer litigation in federal and state courts throughout the United States and has achieved numerous successful outcomes.
Recently, Mr. Guglielmo, along with other attorneys at Scott+Scott, was recognized for his efforts representing New York University in obtaining a monumental temporary restraining order of over $200 million from a Bernard Madoff feeder fund. Specifically, New York State Supreme Court Justice Richard B. Lowe III stated, "Scott+Scott has demonstrated a remarkable grasp and handling of the extraordinarily complex matters in this case. The extremely professional and thorough means by which NYU's counsel has litigated this matter has not been overlooked by this Court."
Mr. Guglielmo serves in a leadership capacity in a number of complex antitrust, securities, and consumer actions, including: In Re: Disposable Contact Lens Antitrust Litigation, Case No. 3:15-md-2626 (M.D. Fla.), claims on behalf of a class of contact lens purchasers alleging violations of the antitrust laws, In re The Home Depot, Inc., Customer Data Security Breach Litigation, MDL No. 2583 (N.D. Ga.), claims involving data breach and the theft of the personal and financial information of 56 million credit and debit card holders, In re Target Corporation Customer Data Security Breach Litigation, MDL No. 2522 (D. Minn.), claims involving data breach and the theft of the personal and financial information of customers holding approximately 110 million credit and debit cards. In re Herbal Supplements Marketing and Sales Practices Litigation, MDL No. 2619 (N.D. Ill.), claims on behalf of a class of consumers alleging major retail-chain defendants misrepresented the ingredients in store-branded herbal supplements. Mr. Guglielmo is also actively involved in In re Foreign Exchange Benchmark Rates Antitrust Litigation, No. 1:13-cv-07789-LGS (S.D.N.Y), which involves claims on behalf of purchasers of foreign exchange instruments alleging violations of federal antitrust laws.
Mr. Guglielmo has achieved significant victories and obtained numerous settlements for his clients. He was one of the principals involved in the litigation and settlement of In re Managed Care Litigation, MDL No. 1334 (S.D. Fla.), which included settlements with Aetna, CIGNA, Prudential, Health Net, Humana, and WellPoint, providing monetary and injunctive benefits exceeding $1 billion. Additional cases Mr. Guglielmo played a leading role and obtained substantial recoveries for his clients include: Love v. Blue Cross and Blue Shield Ass'n, No. 03-cv-21296 (S.D. Fla.), which resulted in settlements of approximately $130 million and injunctive benefits valued in excess of $2 billion; In re Insurance Brokerage Antitrust Litigation, MDL No. 1897 (D.N.J.), settlements in excess of $180 million; In re Pre-Filled Propane Tank Marketing and Sales Practices Litigation, MDL No. 2086 (W.D. Mo.), consumer settlements in excess of $40 million; Bassman v. Union Pacific Corp., No. 97-cv-02819 (N.D. Tex.), $35.5 million securities class action settlement; Garcia v. Carrion, Case No. CV. 11-1801 (D. P.R.), substantial corporate governance reforms; Boilermakers National Annuity Trust Fund v. WaMu Mortgage Pass-Through Certificates, No. 09-cv-00037 (W.D. Wash.), $26 million securities class action settlement, Murr v. Capital One Bank (USA), N.A., No. 13-cv-1091 (E.D. Va.) $7.3 million settlement pending on behalf of class of consumers who were misled into accepting purportedly 0% interest offers, and Howerton v. Cargill, Inc., No. 13-cv-00336 (D. Haw.) $6.1 settlement obtained on behalf of class of consumers who purchased Truvia, purported to be deceptively marketed as "all-natural."
Mr. Guglielmo was the principle litigator and obtained a significant opinion from the Hawaii Supreme Court in Hawaii Medical Association v. Hawaii Medical Service Association, 113 Hawaii 77 (Haw. 2006), reversing the trial court's dismissal and clarifying rights for consumers under the state's unfair competition law.
Mr. Guglielmo lectures on electronic discovery and is a member of the Steering Committee of the Sedona Conference®, an organization devoted to providing guidance and information concerning issues such as discovery and production issues, as well as areas focusing on antitrust law, complex litigation, and intellectual property. Recently, Mr. Guglielmo was selected as a speaker for electronic discovery issues at the Sedona Conference as well as the Advanced eDiscovery Institute at Georgetown University Law Center. Mr. Guglielmo was also recognized for his achievements in litigation by his selection to The National Law Journal's "Plaintiffs' Hot List." In 2016, Mr. Guglielmo was named by Super Lawyers as a top Antitrust lawyer in New York, New York.
Mr. Guglielmo graduated from the Catholic University of America (B.A., cum laude, 1992; J.D., 1995) and also received a Certificate of Public Policy.
Mr. Guglielmo is admitted to practice before numerous federal and state courts: the United States Supreme Court, the United States Court of Appeals for the First Circuit, Second Circuit, Third Circuit, Eighth Circuit and Ninth Circuit, the United States District Courts for the Southern and Eastern Districts of New York, District of Massachusetts, District of Connecticut, District of Colorado, Eastern District of Wisconsin, New York State, the District of Columbia, and the Commonwealth of Massachusetts. He is also a member of the following associations: District of Columbia Bar Association, New York State Bar Association, American Bar Association, and The Sedona Conference®.