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Joshua joined Reed Smith in 2015 and is a member of the firm’s Global Commercial Disputes Group. His practice includes representing commercial clients in complex litigation matters in state and federal court, and focuses on litigation and disputes in the financial services, pharmaceutical and entertainment industries. His varied practice also includes representing clients in class actions, mass torts, consumer and contracts disputes. Joshua’s practice involves work in all stages of pre-trial and trial practice, including:  pre-litigation investigations and negotiations; drafting dispositive, discovery and pre-trial briefs; managing document productions and discovery efforts; conducting and defending depositions; and preparing cases and witnesses for trial, arbitration and mediation.


  • Villanova University School of Law, 2015, J.D., magna cum laude, Order of the Coif; Managing Editor of Student Work, Jeffrey S. Moorad Sports Law Journal
  • Pennsylvania State University, 2009, B.S., Crime, Law and Justice, High distinction

  • Pennsylvania
  • New Jersey

  • U.S. District Court - Eastern District of Pennsylvania

  • American Foundation for Suicide Prevention
  • Penn State Alumni Association
  • Pennsylvania Bar Association
  • Philadelphia Bar Association
  • American Bar Association