Josh Hess focuses his practice on complex commercial litigation. He specializes in securities litigation, SEC enforcement actions, and shareholder disputes. His representative experience includes:

    • Representing an investor in a securities fraud suit against corporate executives.

    • Representing an insurance company in a securities fraud suit against the former managers of Dewey & Leboeuf, LLP.

    • Representing respondents in an SEC enforcement action concerning broker-dealer registration.

    • Representing directors and officers in shareholder fiduciary-duty suits.

Mr. Hess has handled matters before trial and appellate courts, including the United States Supreme Court, and the SEC’s administrative court. Previously, he served as a law clerk to the Honorable Raymond Kethledge for the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit and the Honorable Amul Thapar for the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Kentucky. Mr. Hess also interned for Justice David Nahmias of the Georgia Supreme Court and completed a pro bono constitutional law fellowship at the Institute for Justice. Prior to joining the firm, Mr. Hess worked as an associate in the Washington, D.C. office of an international law firm where he represented clients in commercial, employment, and regulatory disputes.

Mr. Hess graduated from the University of Virginia School of Law, where he was inducted into the Order of the Coif and was a member of the United States Supreme Court litigation clinic.

    Education

    • University of Virginia School of Law, J.D. (2009)
      Order of the Coif
    • University of Virginia, B.A., Political Philosophy, Policy and Law (2006)
      with highest distinction

    Bar Admissions

    • Georgia (2014)
    • District of Columbia (2010)

    Clerkships

    • U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Kentucky — Honorable Amul Thapar (May 2010-Jun 2011)
    • U.S. Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit — Honorable Raymond Kethledge (Sep 2011-Aug 2012)

    Who We Are

    What fully engaged means to me:

    Enthusiastically embracing the client’s case as your own, producing first-rate work product, and drawing on personal experience and teammates to win.

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