A. Joshua (“Josh”) Podoll’s practice focuses on complex civil litigation at the trial and appellate levels. He has represented clients in a range of substantive areas, including financial services, securities, antitrust, and media and First Amendment. He has been trial counsel in cases involving claims arising out of the financial crisis, defamation claims, and claims relating to breaches of complex commercial agreements. And he has litigated appeals throughout the state and federal systems, including in the United States Supreme Court.
Josh graduated from Cornell University, summa cum laude, in 2008 with a double major in Classical Civilization and Comparative Literature. He graduated magna cum laude from Harvard Law School in 2011, where he helped to found—and later was Editor in Chief of—The Harvard Journal of Sports and Entertainment Law.
Though all cases vary and none is predictive, some of Josh's representative experience includes:
- Represented a large bank in a jury trial against the government involving claims arising out of the financial crisis.
- Defended a media company in a defamation trial brought by the subject of an investigative report.
- Represented a corporation in a trial arising out of a dispute with minority shareholder of closely held company.
- Represented a pharmaceutical company in a Supreme Court case addressing the meaning of the on-sale bar after the America Invents Act.
- Represented a real-estate-investment trust in a Supreme Court case involving the definition of “whistleblower” in the Sarbanes-Oxley Act.
- Represented an accounting firm in a Supreme Court case involving the enforceability of a class-action waiver in an arbitration agreement.
- Represented a healthcare company in a Supreme Court case addressing when a statement of opinion may be actionable under Section 11 of the Securities Act of 1933.
- Briefed and argued an appeal in the D.C. Court of Appeals on behalf of a newspaper seeking access to court records.
- Represented a large bank in connection with fraud and breach-of-contract claims brought by a monoline insurer.
- Represented an investment fund suing a former investor for breach of a release.