Josh Lindsay represents international and domestic clients through the resolution of complex cross-border disputes and US government investigations. He has experience practicing in state and federal courts, as well as in proceedings before domestic and international arbitration tribunals.

    Josh has particular expertise defending international clients against criminal and civil investigations pursued by the US Department of Justice and US Securities and Exchange Commission, including allegations brought under the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act and US sanctions laws. His commercial dispute experience spans construction law, government contract disputes, and matters involving the US government or federal regulations such as the Administrative Procedure Act, Dodd-Frank Act and/or False Claims Act. Josh’s international arbitration experience includes representation of a sovereign entity in a complex construction dispute proceeding before an International Chamber of Commerce tribunal.

    Before joining the firm, Josh completed a federal clerkship with the Honorable Irene M. Keeley of the US District Court for the Northern District of West Virginia. In this role, he worked on a variety of civil and criminal matters involving complex procedural issues and questions of constitutional, commercial, employment and intellectual property law.

    While in law school, Josh served as managing editor of the Boston College Law Review. Prior to beginning his legal career, Josh served as a surface warfare officer and nuclear power engineer in US Navy.

    Josh is a member of the Advisory Committee of the Squire Patton Boggs Foundation, which promotes the role of public service and pro bono work in the practice of law and the development of public policy.

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    • Boston College Law School, J.D., cum laude, 2011
    • Northwestern University, B.S., 2003


    • District of Columbia, 2012
    • Illinois, 2011

    Memberships and Affiliations

    • Adjunct Professor of Law at American University Washington College of Law

    Clerk Experience

    • U.S. District Court for the Northern District of West Virginia
      Hon. Irene M. Keeley
      August 2011 - September 2012
    • Winner of Wendell F. Grimes moot court competition
    • Navy Commendation Medal; Army Commendation Medal

    • Co-Author, “Is force majeure the appropriate cure for Covid-19 disruptions?” Global Construction Review, March 31, 2020.

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