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Josh Hess focuses his practice on securities litigation and enforcement.  His representative experience includes:

Representing institutional investors in securities-fraud suits against corporate officers.

Representing respondents in SEC investigations and enforcement actions concerning broker-dealer registration and investment advisers.

Representing directors and officers in shareholder fiduciary-duty suits.

Advising directors and officers on corporate governance matters.

Conducting internal investigations.

Mr. Hess has represented clients before trial and appellate courts, including the United States Supreme Court, the Eleventh Circuit Court of Appeals, various United States District Courts, and the SEC’s administrative court. His experience includes drafting major motions and appeal briefs, examining witnesses at trial, and taking and defending depositions.

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.

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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

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)

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