- Recognized by Pennsylvania Super Lawyers (2020)
• 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 District 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 a partner in the Philadelphia office. He advises companies, including members of the insurance and insurtech industries, on a wide array of data privacy and security compliance issues under such laws as CCPA/CPRA, HIPAA, New York’s DFS Cyber Regulations and the SHIELD Act, BIPA, and GDPR. He also advises clients on emerging threat and risk vectors, development and implementation of privacy and security programs, big data licensing, and data transfers. He also assists companies with national and international cybersecurity incident response matters.
In addition, Josh advises insurance carriers on media and cyber liability coverage at trial and appellate levels throughout the country, including winning two cases involving matters of first impression before the Third Circuit, and litigating one of the first cyber coverage matters in the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania. His matters involve all manners of complex risk involving cyberattacks, data breaches, ransomware, and business email compromises (BECs), as well as media and privacy claims and litigation on behalf of media entities, film productions, Top 40 music, reality television programming, newspaper liability, software and gaming developers, banks, and casinos.
He 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, Law360, Business Insurance, 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 Vice Chair of the ABA TIPS Cybersecurity and Data Privacy Committee, and is the founding 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.