Josh Tully focuses his practice on complex civil litigation, including mass tort, product liability, and breach of contract matters.  He has been on multiple trial teams and represented clients in government investigations.  He has litigated in federal and state trial and appellate courts.  Recent matters include federal multidistrict and state-court litigation related to prescription opioid medications.

Josh received a Bachelor of Science, magna cum laude, from Boston University and a Juris Doctor from the University of Virginia School of Law.  He served on the Managing Board of the Virginia Law Review and he was a member of the Order of the Coif.  Josh clerked for Judge Jerry E. Smith on the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit, before joining Williams & Connolly in 2015.

Representative Experience

Though all cases vary and none is predictive, Josh's experience includes:

  • Served as national counsel for a healthcare services company in over 1,000 cases consolidated in a federal MDL, as well as state court litigation related to prescription opioid medications.
  • Defended a medical device manufacturer against product liability claims.  The plaintiff withdrew the complaint shortly after the filing of a motion to dismiss.
  • Defended a large e-discovery provider and its Chief Executive Officer against claims for misappropriation of trade secrets and tortious interference.  After a three-day evidentiary hearing, the court denied the motion for a preliminary injunction and subsequently dismissed the claims against the firm’s clients with prejudice.  In re Document Technologies Litigation, 275 F. Supp. 3d 454 (S.D.N.Y. 2017) & 2017 WL 4350598 (S.D.N.Y. July 24, 2017).  On appeal, the Second Circuit unanimously affirmed the dismissal.  731 F. App’x 31 (2d Cir. 2018).
  • Represented an Am Law 100 firm in a breach of contract case.
  • Represented a corporation accused of fraud and disclosure violations in federal court litigation against the Securities and Exchange Commission.




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