Gregory M. Garrett

Greg is a partner in the litigation department.  Although his experience includes professional malpractice defense, data privacy, insurance coverage, intellectual property, general litigation, and business torts, he concentrates his practice in two areas: health care and antitrust/trade regulation.

He represents clients in the health care field in their defense of medical malpractice, privacy, commercial, and other claims.  His recent work for health care clients includes:

  • Defending a hospital in a medical malpractice case in a two-week jury trial; at the close of all of the evidence, judgment was entered in favor of the hospital;
  • Defending a hospital in a medical malpractice case; after filing a motion for summary judgment, the plaintiff dismissed the hospital with no settlement paid.
  • Defending a health system in a mass tort action case involving tens of millions of dollars in damages; after discovery, the client was granted summary judgment.
  • Defending a hospital in a lawsuit alleging defamation and tortious interference in connection with a contract between the hospital and a pharmacological product supplier; the hospital prevailed on a motion to dismiss.
  • Counseling health care providers and insurers regarding the Medicare Secondary Payer Act and Section 111 Reporting.
  • Litigating privacy breaches, including allegations of HIPAA violations.
  • Counseling health care providers and business associates on privacy and related issues, including preparation of HIPAA-compliant policies and procedures and training materials.
  • Defending two surgeons and other health care providers in a medical malpractice case; after discovery, the plaintiffs voluntarily dismissed their case with no settlement paid.
  • Represented a hospital in a medical malpractice case; on the eve of trial, plaintiffs voluntarily dismissed the hospital with no settlement paid.
  • Drafting a health insurance company’s internal policy governing policyholder appeals.
  • Acting as outside general counsel for health care entities, physician practices, and business associates.

Greg also represents corporations – especially those in the manufacturing and distribution industries – in antitrust, franchising, unfair competition, business tort, and trade regulation.

He has served as lead counsel in trials and other matters in state and federal courts in Maryland, Virginia, and the District of Columbia, as well as the Office of Medicare Hearings and Appeals and the Office of Administrative Hearings.

Leadership

Greg served as vice-chair of the Exemptions and Immunities Committee of the Antitrust Section of the ABA.  Prior to his appointment, he served in the inaugural position as the Young Lawyer Representative on the Committee, and he has written numerous articles and book chapters on antitrust issues for the Committee.  He is a member of the Maryland State Bar Association.  He is admitted to practice in the State of Maryland.

He has been recognized since 2010 by Maryland Super Lawyers magazine for his business litigation, professional liability defense, and products liability defense practices.

He attended the University of Baltimore School of Law, where he was an Assistant Associate Editor of the University of Baltimore Law Review.  He is a member of the Heuisler Honor Society, won first place in the Center for International & Comparative Law’s 2005 student essay competition, and was the Team Captain of The Jessup International Law Moot Court Competition.

Attorney Profile
Education
  • University of Baltimore School of Law (J.D., summa cum laude, 2005) Assistant Associate Editor of the University of Baltimore Law Review, 2005
  • Duke University (B.S., 2001)
Bar Admissions
  • State of Maryland
Court Admissions
  • U.S. District Court, District of Maryland
  • U.S. Court of Appeals, Fourth Circuit
  • U.S. Supreme Court
Activities
  • Maryland-DC Society for Healthcare Risk Management
  • Maryland State Bar Association
  • American Bar Association, Antitrust Section, Exemptions and Immunities Committee, 2011-2014 (vice chair, 2011-2012); Young Lawyer Representative, 2010-2011