Joseph P. Guglielmo represents institutional and individual clients in consumer and securities litigation in state and federal 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 demonstrated a remarkable grasp and handling of the extraordinarily complex matters in the 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 and consumer actions including: In re WellPoint, Inc. Out-of-Network “UCR” Rates Litigation, MDL No. 2074 (C.D. Cal.); In re: Nexium (Esomeprazole) Antitrust Litigation, MDL No. 2409 (D. Mass.); and Mr. Guglielmo also represents lead plaintiffs in a number of securities and derivative actions including: In re SinoHub Securities Litigation, No. 1:12-cv-08478 (S.D.N.Y.) and Municipal Police Employees Retirement System v. Ritter (Regions Bank), 01-CV-2009-901494.00 (Cir. Ct. Jefferson County Ala.).
Mr. Guglielmo has achieved significant victories and obtained numerous settlements for his clients. He was extensively 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 Aetna, Inc. Out-of-Network “UCR” Rates Litigation, MDL 2020 (D.N.J.) $120 million dollar class settlement pending; In re Pre-Filled Propane Tank Marketing and Sales Practices Litigation, MDL 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. 2011) substantial corporate governance reforms; and Boilermakers National Annuity Trust Fund v. WaMu Mortgage Pass-Through Certificates, No. 09-cv-00037 (W.D. Wash.) $26 million securities class action settlement. Mr. Guglielmo obtained a significant decision by 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 his clients’ rights under the state’s unfair competition law.
Mr. Guglielmo is an author and lecturer on a variety of litigation programs sponsored by various organizations, including The Sedona Conference®, an organization devoted to providing guidance and information concerning issues such as discovery, antitrust law, complex litigation, and intellectual property. Mr. Guglielmo was recognized for his achievements in litigation by his selection to The National Law Journal’s Plaintiffs’ Hot List.
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, including the United States Supreme Court, the New York State Bar, the District of Columbia Bar and the Commonwealth of Massachusetts Bar. He is a member of the District of Columbia Bar, New York State Bar Association, American Bar Association, and The Sedona Conference®.