Profile

Josh helps innovators and entrepreneurs solve their most difficult problems, whether in court or in Congress. He successfully has led high-stakes and precedent-setting matters for clients on the cutting edge of their industries. In doing so, Josh has developed a reputation for working collaboratively with clients to develop and execute efficient and effective strategies to overcome challenges and identify opportunities.

Josh also has an extensive track record of public service. From 2011 to 2014, Josh served as General Counsel to Senator Al Franken on the U.S. Senate Judiciary Committee, where Josh conducted congressional oversight and also marshalled two pieces of legislation from drafting to enactment. Josh’s substantial commitment to pro bono matters include his successful representation of low-income and special needs children in a civil rights lawsuit to improve access to healthcare services, submission of several Supreme Court briefs in cases addressing federal immigration policies, and using defamation laws to hold accountable purveyors of “fake news.”

In 2018, Josh was named American Lawyer’s Litigator of the Week, and he was named one of Washington’s Top 40 Lawyers Under 40 by DCA Live.

Experience

Some of Josh’s representative engagements include:

  • Advising high-profile witnesses who have testified in various congressional hearings and investigations
  • Advising companies on legislative, regulatory, and public policy issues
  • Representing a class of workers who had been cheated out of their wages by a major financial institution
  • Representing a class of low-income and special needs children who had been denied access to health care services
  • Representing small businesses which had been overcharged for health insurance premiums
  • Representing families of victims of the September 11, 2001, terrorist attacks in enforcement proceedings against state sponsors of terrorism
  • Representing workers who had been injured on-the-job by defective power tools
  • Drafting appellate briefs, including amicus briefs in the Supreme Court

Education

  • Harvard Law School, J.D., magna cum laude; Dean’s Award for Community Leadership
  • College of William & Mary, B.A., summa cum laude, Government

Admissions

Bars

  • District of Columbia
  • Florida
  • New York
  • Virginia

Clerkships

  • Hon. Kim McLane Wardlaw, U.S. Court of Appeals: Ninth Circuit