Barry L. Gogel represents businesses, professional athletes, politicians, artists, large institutions, and litigants of all levels of sophistication. Throughout his career, Barry has litigated a wide variety of complex tort and business lawsuits, including several cases stemming from large bankruptcies that have brought multi-million returns to creditors. His array of experience includes state procurement bid protests, professional malpractice, complex fraud, telecast rights disputes, Lanham Act, automotive product liability, and condemnation cases.
Barry is an adjunct professor of Negotiations and “Sports and the Law” at the University of Maryland Francis King Carey School of Law, where he also coaches the Law School’s Alternate Dispute Resolution Team. Trained in facilitative mediation, Barry brings together his experience in complex litigation, training in mediation, study of negotiations, and teaching skills as the chair of RWL’s Mediation and Dispute Resolution practice. With his unique background and experience, Barry brings a party interest-centered, problem-solving approach to mediation.
Believing in the importance of a strong community, Barry is past chair of the the Board of Maryland Youth and the Law (MYLaw) and active on its Law Links committee, which places Baltimore City high school students in law firms and legal agencies for paid summer internships. He has also been a member of the Board of Directors for the Central Maryland Chapter of the American Red Cross. Barry is a member of the American Bar Association, the Maryland State Bar Association, the Baltimore City Bar Association, and the American and Maryland Associations for Justice.
- City of Baltimore v. Maryland Jockey Club of Baltimore, Inc. – Maryland Circuit Court for Baltimore City. Defended Maryland Jockey Club in eminent domain proceedings brought by City to take Pimlico Race Course, leading to withdrawal of case and negotiations between the parties (2019)
- TCR Sports Broadcasting Holding LLP [MASN], et al v. WN Partner LLC, et al. – Supreme Court of the State of New York/First Appellate Division. Represented Baltimore Orioles as managing partner of MASN in petition to vacate award by MLB committee concerning telecast rights fees MASN was to pay Washington Nationals. Award vacated, appeal pending (2014-present)
- Guttman v. Saul Ewing LLP – Maryland Circuit Court for Baltimore City. Malpractice lawsuit brought by Trustee in Bankruptcy on behalf of bankruptcy estate. Court approved settlement (2016)
- EngagePoint, Inc. v. Noridian Health Administrative Services, LLC – American Arbitration Association. Dispute between contractor and subcontractor concerning alleged failures of Maryland Health Care Exchange on-line website. Confidential settlement (2015)
- Fuller v. Ford Motor Company – Maryland Circuit Court for Baltimore County. Product liability litigation arising from fatal truck fire, killing father of two. Confidential settlement (2014)
- DDJ Capital Management, LLC v. Rhone Group, LLC – Supreme Court of New York, New York County, New York Court of Appeals, claims for fraud brought on behalf of lenders to recover $40,000,000 from borrowers. Confidential settlement after order by New York’s highest court upholding lenders’ right to sue (2011)
- Gray & Associates LLC v. McDermott, Will & Emery LLP, and Gray & Associates LLC v. Speltz & Weiss LLC – United States District Court for the Southern District of New York and Supreme Court of New York. Actions by litigation trust created in bankruptcy of St. Vincent Catholic Medical Center in New York against management company, financial advisors and bankruptcy counsel for negligence, breach of fiduciary duty, and conflict of interest. Confidential Settlements (2009, 2010)
- State v. Dixon – Maryland Circuit Court for Baltimore City. Represented Mayor of Baltimore accused of committing misappropriation of gift cards and failing to disclose certain gifts on financial disclosure forms. Case resolved without a criminal conviction (2009)
- Strudwick v. Whitney Information Network – Maryland Circuit Court for Baltimore. Complex defamation action brought by local businessmen and investors against publicly traded competitor in real estate industry. Settled for $3.8 million (2009)
- Lewis Productions, Inc. v. Angelou – United States District Court for the Southern District of New York. Defended noted poet against former agent who brought claims of breach of contract and fraud. Breach of contract case dismissed and summary judgment granted in favor of the poet on the fraud claims (2008)
- Prosys Inc. v. Johns Hopkins Bayview Medical System, et al. – Maryland Circuit Court for Baltimore City, intellectual property case to protect computer trade secrets. Confidential settlement (2008)
- Comcast SportsNet Mid-Atlantic, L.P. v. Baltimore Orioles, L.P. – Maryland Circuit Court for Montgomery County, defended professional sports franchise in pay television rights and contract dispute; case dismissed in favor of the Orioles (2005)
- Madeline Wenz, as Personal Representative of the Estate of James F. Wenz, Sr., M.D., et al. v. AM General, LLC f/k/a AM General, Inc., et al. – Products liability case against manufacturer of Hummer automobile on behalf of estate of physician killed in collision between Hummer and tractor-trailer. Confidential settlement (2005)
- Charles A. Stanziale, Jr., in his capacity as Litigation Trustee and as Assignee of Claims v. Ernst & Young LLP – Action on behalf of creditors of bankrupt airline against airline’s former accounting firm. Confidential settlement (2003)
- AV rated attorney
- Perennially included in Best Lawyers of America
- Listed as a Maryland Super Lawyer®
- Mediation Certificate, Center for Alternate Dispute Resolution
- Adjunct Faculty Member of the Year, University of Maryland Francis King Carey School of Law (2017)
- Daily Record “Leadership in Law” (2020)
- Panelist for “Discussion of NCAA v. Alston” Faculty Webinar Series, University of Maryland School of Law (2021)
What Clients and Others Say About Barry...
“In more than 20 years in business Barry Gogel is one of the finest professionals of any kind that I have ever hired. He cares more about his clients and his craft than almost any other legal professional I have encountered. He combines that with extraordinary creativity and attention to detail. I would give him my highest recommendation.”
– Jack Gilden, Advisor at Jack Gilden Marketing, Strategist/Messaging Expert and Author of “Collision of Wills"