An experienced litigator, Joshua distills complicated legal issues and case strategy into actionable recommendations that take into account business ramifications.

Joshua represents clients in litigation across a broad range of civil, criminal and regulatory matters, including appeals. His experience includes serving as the lead attorney in a right of publicity matter, where he defended a large technology company in federal court and in a multi-pronged dispute in post-arbitration proceedings in the trial and appellate courts. Joshua also won affirmance of a dismissal of a copyright suit against a major entertainment company, where he argued before a California Court of Appeal.

Joshua has an active pro bono practice. He recently represented a grandmother who was wrongfully convicted of causing the death of her infant grandson, which led to her release from prison. He also represented an international coalition of professional women’s soccer players in a complaint regarding unequal treatment of women players in the 2015 Women’s World Cup before the Human Rights Tribunal in Ontario.

While in law school, Joshua served as Faculty Diversity Co-Chair of the Latino Law Students Association and as an articles editors for the Yale Journal of Law & the Humanities. He was a law clerk for the Hon. Ferdinand F. Fernandez of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit. Prior to attending law school, Joshua taught history at Yale, UCLA, The City University of New York and the New School. He also served as an editorials editor for Yale Daily News. While in school, Joshua published articles on topics such as criminal justice and the use of history in constitutional law.

Joshua is a member of the Hispanic National Bar Association. A dual citizen of the U.S. and Ecuador, he is fluent in Spanish and has experience representing clients in both domestic and international matters.

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  • Prior Firm Experience

    Prior to joining Fenwick, Joshua was a litigation associate at an Am Law 100 firm. His past experience includes:

    • Representing a media company in a breach of contract action in California court
    • Representing a financial services company in an employment dispute in California court
    • Representing a health care company before the Food and Drug Administration
    • Serving on a team that secured a successful settlement in a trademark dispute on behalf of a health care client in federal court
    • Serving on the trial preparation team defending a client against a Martin Act suit in New York brought by the NY attorney general
    • Representing the plaintiff in an appeal related to action for defamation in New York
  • Publications
    • “Behind Closed Doors at the 9th Circuit,” Daily Journal, 2018
    • “Historians Before the Bench: Friends of the Court,” Yale Journal of Law & the Humanities, 2013
    • “Tentative Oral Opinions: Improving Oral Argument Without Spending a Dime,” Journal of Appellate Practice and Process, 2013
    • “Privatizing Violence: A Transformation in the Jurisprudence of Assault,” Law and History Review, 2012

Education & Admissions

J.D., Yale Law School

Ph.D., History
University of California, Los Angeles

B.A., cum laude, History and English

Admitted to practice in California


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