Hon. Kathleen O’Malley (Ret.) Joins FedArb in Washington, D.C.
November 16, 2022 – FedArb is excited to announce that Hon. Kathleen O’Malley, has joined its 120-member ADR panel as an arbitrator and mediator. Based in Washington, D.C., Judge O’Malley will focus her practice on intellectual property, patent, antitrust and complex civil litigation matters.
Prior to joining FedArb Judge O’Malley served as a federal judge for nearly 30 years, most recently on the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit, which is charged with handling all appeals of patent cases. Prior to her appointment to the Court of Appeals, Judge O’Malley spent 16 years as a district court judge for the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Ohio and became the first district court judge to be appointed to the Federal Circuit.
In addition to patent expertise, Judge O’Malley has substantial experience with other IP issues—copyright, trademark, trade secret, and the intersection of IP and antitrust—and with other areas of federal law, including securities fraud, tax matters, multi-district litigation and white-collar criminal prosecutions.
“We are thrilled to have Judge O’Malley join our panel,” said Kennen D. Hagen, FedArb’s president and CEO. “Her background as an appellate and district court judge makes her a jurist who is uniquely well-suited to arbitrating, mediating and otherwise helping litigants resolve complicated civil litigation.”
Judge O’Malley graduated from Kenyon University and earned her J.D. from Case Western School of Law.
For over a decade, the leading law firms have used FedArb’s panel of more than 60 former Article III federal judges and 30 distinguished neutrals to successfully mediate and arbitrate hundreds of high profile complex civil cases–typically achieving results more efficiently and cost effectively than through litigation. FedArb’s panelists also work with law firms on internal investigations, mock trials and on corporate monitoring assignments. FedArb provides around-the-clock administrative services and requires its neutrals to honor the parties’ deadlines, saving clients time and money.