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Thomas E. Gorman

Associate

Tom Gorman’s practice focuses on white-collar criminal defense and complex civil litigation, including disputes involving intellectual property, fraud, breach of contract, and antitrust. Mr. Gorman uses his ability to quickly understand complex and often technical issues to help his team rapidly devise a winning solution. For example, Mr. Gorman’s summary-judgment briefing helped simplify a complicated patent case, resulting in a complete defense victory for his client. Mr. Gorman was also part of a trial team that won a “not guilty” defense judgment against the U.S. Department of Justice in a case where the government had sought nearly $1 billion in damages and penalties.

Before attending law school, Mr. Gorman worked as a baseball writer and consultant specializing in sabermetric analysis. He later worked for MLB’s outside counsel during Senator George Mitchell’s investigation of performance-enhancing drug use in baseball.

Tom Gorman’s practice focuses on white-collar criminal defense and complex civil litigation, including disputes involving intellectual property, fraud, breach of contract, and antitrust. Mr. Gorman uses his ability to quickly understand complex and often technical issues to help his team rapidly devise a winning solution. For example, Mr. Gorman’s summary-judgment briefing helped simplify a complicated patent case, resulting in a complete defense victory for his client. Mr. Gorman was also part of a trial team that won a “not guilty” defense judgment against the U.S. Department of Justice in a case where the government had sought nearly $1 billion in damages and penalties.

Before attending law school, Mr. Gorman worked as a baseball writer and consultant specializing in sabermetric analysis. He later worked for MLB’s outside counsel during Senator George Mitchell’s investigation of performance-enhancing drug use in baseball.

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“Fast-Track Sentencing Disparity: Rereading Congressional Intent to Resolve the Circuit Split,” 77 U. Chi. L. Rev. 479 (2010) (cited by United States v. Reyes-Hernandez, 624 F.3d 405, 412 (7th Cir. 2010) and United States v. Jimenez-Perez, 659 F.3d 704, 706 (8th Cir. 2011))