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Josh Greenberg

Attorney Profile

Top Rated White Collar Crimes Attorney in Washington, DC

The Josh Greenberg Law Firm PLLC
1717 K Street, NW, Suite 900
Washington, DC 20006
Phone: 202-422-0809
Selected to Super Lawyers: 2019 - 2022
Licensed in Washington DC Since: 2003
Education: Stanford Law School
Practice Areas: Criminal Defense: White Collar (50%), Civil Litigation: Plaintiff (40%), Appellate (10%)
Attorney Profile

Josh Greenberg is the founder of The Josh Greenberg Law Firm PLLC in Washington, D.C. Josh’s practice focuses on white-collar criminal defense and high-stakes civil litigation, usually on the plaintiff’s side. Described by colleagues as “relentless” and “particularly brilliant” and by adversaries as “very zealous” and “ruthless,” Josh represents clients in government investigations and federal court proceedings across the nation. 

Much of Josh’s work in recent years has involved defending health care providers and others in the health care industry against accusations that they committed health care fraud, violated the Anti-Kickback Statute, or both. These matters have involved retail, specialty, and compounding pharmacies; various types of medical practices (including traditional office settings, inpatient and outpatient clinics and other treatment facilities, and telemedicine); laboratories; and durable medical equipment suppliers. The accusations have related to payments by government programs (such as Medicare, Medicaid, and Tricare) and by private insurance companies.

Some of Josh’s current or recent clients include health care providers for whom Josh provides compliance advice, health care providers who retained Josh to conduct an internal investigation, a government official charged for alleged public corruption and money laundering offenses, a former government employee charged for an alleged tax offense, the plaintiff in what may be the largest civil rights lawsuit in U.S. history, a pharmacist and three LLCs pursuing federal RICO and state-law claims after being defrauded into purchasing two pharmacies and into obtaining a bank loan of nearly $5,000,000 to do so, a physician who recently sued a national hospital system for breaching a contract, and (as behind-the-scenes co-counsel) the plaintiffs in two nationwide class actions against major corporations.

Josh has a strong track record of successes, including defeating the government at trials in cases where an elected official was charged with federal programs fraud and bribery and the owner of a direct marketing company was charged with violating campaign finance laws. One of Josh’s most impressive wins – an astonishing turnaround in a health care fraud case that no other attorney in the country has achieved – was featured by NPR in both a radio story and a digital story. In that case, Josh began representing the client after a jury had already found him guilty, with his sentencing weeks away. Without filing an appeal, Josh persuaded the same judge who presided over the trial to grant a new trial based on the government presenting false evidence and ultimately to dismiss the case with prejudice based on egregious government misconduct. 

After graduating with honors from Stanford Law School, Josh clerked for Judge Thomas L. Ambro on the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit and practiced in the D.C. offices of Covington & Burling and Womble Carlyle. Josh is a member of the Edward Bennett Williams American Inn of Court, an invitation-only professional organization in Washington, D.C. devoted to white-collar criminal practice, and has guest-lectured at Stanford Law School for three years running. In June 2019, Josh was elected a Fellow of the American Bar Foundation, an honorary society – limited to one percent of attorneys licensed to practice in the U.S. – who have demonstrated outstanding leadership in the profession and service to society. Josh was again named to the Leadership of the American Bar Association’s Health Law Section for 2021-2022. Click here for more information about Josh and his practice.

Practice Areas
  • 50%Criminal Defense: White Collar
  • 40%Civil Litigation: Plaintiff
  • 10%Appellate
Focus Areas

White Collar Crime, Criminal Law - Federal, Appeals

Selections

4 Years Super Lawyers
  • Super Lawyers: 2019 - 2022

About Josh Greenberg

First Admitted: 2001, Maryland

Professional Webpage: https://joshgreenberglawfirm.com/about/

Educational Background

  • Washington University, B.A., Political Science; Phi Beta Kappa, 1997
  • Stanford Law School, J.D., with honors; Stanford Law Review, 2001

Honors/Awards

  • Elected a Fellow of the American Bar Foundation, an honorary society – limited to one percent of attorneys licensed to practice in the U.S. – who have demonstrated outstanding leadership in the profession and service to society., Fellow of the American Bar Foundation, 2019
  • Became a member of the Edward Bennett Williams American Inn of Court, an invitation-only professional organization in Washington, D.C. devoted to white-collar criminal practice., Member of the Edward Bennett Williams American Inn of Court, 2017
  • "The Collar for Never Giving In" for "tirelessly and brilliantly representing Reddy Annappareddy post-trial and securing his freedom.", White Collar Crime Award, The White Collar Crime Prof Blog
  • Clerk for Judge Thomas L. Ambro of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit (Aug. 2001-Sept. 2002), Clerkship

Pro bono/Community Service

  • Co-authored amicus brief on certain criminal forfeiture issues that was filed in U.S. Supreme Court on behalf of NACDL., 2021
  • Authored amicus brief on certain constitutional issues that was filed in Virginia Supreme Court on behalf of NACDL and a Virginia legislator., 2020

Bar/Professional Activity

  • Elected in 2019 as a Fellow of the American Bar Foundation, an honorary society – limited to one percent of attorneys licensed to practice in the U.S. – who have demonstrated outstanding leadership in the profession and service to society. Fellow from then through present., 2021
  • Member, American Society for Pharmacy Law, from 2017 to present., 2021
  • Member of the Edward Bennett Williams American Inn of Court, an invitation-only professional organization in Washington, D.C. devoted to white-collar criminal practice, from 2017 to present., 2021
  • Member, National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers, from 2018 to present., 2021
  • Selected for the Leadership of the Health Law Section of the American Bar Association ("ABA") for the fourth consecutive year., 2021
  • Member, Criminal Procedure & Evidence Committee of the ABA's Criminal Justice Section, from 2018 to present., 2021
  • Member, White Collar Crime Committee of the ABA's Criminal Justice Section, from 2018 to present., 2021

Industry Groups

  • Clinical Laboratory
  • Closed-Door Pharmacy
  • Compounding Pharmacy
  • Defense Contractors
  • Diagnostic Laboratory
  • Diagnostic Testing
  • DME
  • Doctor
  • Durable Medical Equipment
  • Elected Officials
  • Government Officials
  • Health Care
  • Healthcare
  • Lab Testing
  • Laboratory Testing
  • Mail-Order Pharmacy
  • Marketing
  • Medical
  • Medication
  • Online Pharmacy
  • Pharmaceutical
  • Pharmacies
  • Pharmacist
  • Pharmacy
  • Physician
  • Politicians
  • Prescription Drug
  • Public Officials
  • Retail Pharmacy
  • Specialty Pharmacy
  • Technology
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Office Location for Josh Greenberg

1717 K Street, NW
Suite 900
Washington, DC 20006

Phone: 202-422-0809

Last Updated: 11/16/2021

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