Joshua Hill, a former federal prosecutor focusing on investigations and white-collar criminal defense and complex commercial litigation, is praised by clients for his results, presence, and judgment. Mr. Hill has tried and arbitrated cases in federal court, JAMS, and the American Arbitration Association (AAA). He has tried seven cases to jury verdict in federal court and has experience in every aspect of trial practice. Chambers USA described Mr. Hill as a “very talented” litigator with “significant strengths acting for clients in the technology, healthcare and energy sectors.”
Mr. Hill has particular experience representing clients within the pharmaceutical, medical device, consumer technology, sports, and energy industries. He has more than 15 years of diverse experience across a variety of disciplines, including: civil and criminal Department of Justice investigations; civil and criminal antitrust; sports litigation; high-stakes business disputes; California Public Utilities Commission investigations; California Department of Insurance health care fraud investigations; consumer class actions; and Immigration and Customs Enforcement investigations. Mr. Hill’s experience also includes cases requiring close coordination with litigation public relations professionals.
Mr. Hill's recent notable white collar defense and government enforcement cases include the following:
Investigations and White Collar Criminal Defense
Complex Commercial Litigation
While serving as an Assistant U.S. Attorney in the Northern District of California, Mr. Hill investigated and prosecuted a wide range of offenses, including wire and mail fraud, bank fraud, criminal tax, immigration violations, and violent crimes.
Mr. Hill is ranked as a leading lawyer in California by Chambers USA for 2019 in white-collar defense and government investigations. In 2018, Chambers USA had named Mr. Hill as one of only two “Up and Coming” lawyers in California for the same category, and he was recommended by Legal 500 US for corporate investigations and white-collar criminal defense. In 2015, the Daily Journal named him one of the “Top 20 Lawyers Under 40” in California.
Mr. Hill also maintains an active pro bono practice. In 2016, he served as head of the Counsel Working Group responsible for investigating personnel and internal discipline practices within the San Francisco Police Department in connection with the Report of the Blue Ribbon Panel on Transparency, Accountability, and Fairness in Law Enforcement.
Mr. Hill served as a law clerk to the Honorable Jack B. Weinstein of the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of New York. He earned his J.D. from Yale Law School, his M.A. in economics from Johns Hopkins University, and his B.A. in economics from Morehouse College.
Ranked for California Litigation: White-Collar Crime & Government Investigations Chambers USA
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