- Recognized by Pennsylvania Super Lawyers (2020-2021)
• District of Columbia
• US Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit
• US District Court for the District of Columbia
• US District Court for the Eastern and Western Districts of Pennsylvania
• Georgetown University Law Center, JD, magna cum laude, Order of the Coif, 2000
• University of Cambridge, Girton College, MPhil, 1994
• Loyola University Maryland, BA, cum laude, 1993
Josh is the firm’s head for US Cyber and Data Privacy and is based in Philadelphia.
Josh advises clients on a wide array of data privacy and security, including breach response, compliance under such laws as CCPA, HIPAA, New York’s DFS Cyber Regulation and the SHIELD Act, and BIPA, and big data usage and licensing. Josh also advises on cross-border data transfers and implementation of privacy and security protocols.
In addition, Josh represents insurers in media and cyber liability coverage matters. He has litigated at trial and appellate levels throughout the country, winning two cases involving matters of first impression before the United States Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit, and litigating one of the first cyber coverage matters in the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania.
Josh is an integral part of Kennedys global 24/7 breach response services and data privacy services, coordinating responses in North America and managing notification requirements worldwide. Josh also is a key member of Kennedys global privacy services.
Josh regularly writes and lectures on cybersecurity and data privacy and coverage issues. He has guest-lectured on cyber law and insurance at Temple University Fox School of Business and Rutgers Law School, and has been quoted in The Wall Street Journal, S&P Global Market Intelligence, Law360, Business Insurance, Claims Journal, and Compliance Week. He also served as an editor for a working group of X9, an ANSI-accredited standards developing organization, to develop a universal standard for data protection and data breach notification in the financial services industry.
Currently, Josh is a former Vice Chair of the ABA TIPS Cybersecurity and Data Privacy Committee, and is the founding Chair and current Co-Chair of the Cybersecurity and Data Privacy Committee for the Pennsylvania Bar Association. He is also a founding member of The Oxford & Cambridge Society of Philadelphia, and has been selected by Cambridge in America and the University of Cambridge as an official alumnus contact for the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania.