Josh Weiss practices in various areas of complex commercial litigation and international arbitration, including class-action securities, shareholder derivative, complex financial instruments, contract, employment, trade secrets, unfair competition, and bankruptcy litigation.
Recent and ongoing matters undertaken by Josh include: defense of a pharmaceutical company and certain of its officers in a class-action securities litigation; representation of a chapter 11 debtor in connection with multiple contested matters; representation of a manufacturing company in a post-closing adjustment dispute arising out of an M&A transaction; representation of a private equity firm in a contest for control; defense of an insurance executive in securities class-action litigation and shareholder derivative litigation arising out of finite reinsurance transactions; representation of an equity-holder of a bankrupt steel company in a contested-plan confirmation proceeding; and prosecution of arbitration claims on behalf of a Belgium-based international financial institution against a state-owned Indonesian insurance company before a Singapore International Arbitration Center panel.
Josh has also been substantially involved in various international, multi-jurisdictional disputes, including arbitration under multiple regimes such as UNCITRAL, ICC, LCIA and SIAC. As a result, he has had extensive experience working with foreign law and legal systems and with enforcing judgments and awards of foreign courts and arbitral panels in domestic courts and enforcing judgments of domestic courts in various foreign jurisdictions.
Josh is admitted to practice in New York State, the United States Supreme Court, the United States Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit and the United States District Courts for the Southern and Eastern Districts of New York.
Josh is the author of eDiscovery For Corporate Counsel (Chapter 5 on Attorney-Client Privilege), edited by Carol Basri and Mary Mack (Thomson West 2008); "Allegiance Telecom: The Fifth Circuit's Recent Ruling on Class Certification in Securities Fraud Actions," Mealey's Emerging Securities Litigation (July 2007); "New York Expands Role in Disputes Over Foreign Exchange Swaps," The Banking Law Journal (Sept. 2002); and "Emerging Markets Counterparties and Retaliatory Litigation," New York Law Journal (Sept. 2002). He is a member of the CPR Institute for Dispute Resolutions International Committee on Arbitration.
Josh received his undergraduate degree in international relations from The Johns Hopkins University and his J.D., cum laude, from The Benjamin N. Cardozo School of Law, Yeshiva University.