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Joshua Margolin is a seasoned litigator with experience in a wide array of complex commercial and financial disputes.
Named a “Plaintiffs’ Lawyer Trailblazer” by The National Law Journal and a “Rising Star” by Benchmark Litigation and Super Lawyers, Joshua has litigated, arbitrated and mediated matters involving complex financial products, securities fraud, corporate governance, mergers, natural resources, real estate, insurance, contracts and employment. He has successfully argued before trial and appellate courts and has extensive experience achieving favorable results through mediation and in guiding his clients, including companies and individuals, through investigations.
Joshua is frequently called upon to provide legal commentary on emerging issues and key legal decisions across a variety of industries and practice areas for the Wall Street Journal, Reorg, Bloomberg, and other financial publications. He has also joined panels at conferences, including ABS East and GIR Live, speaking on topics including reporting requirements and corporate recidivism.
Joshua also maintains an active public interest practice. His efforts to safeguard voting rights were recognized by The Financial Times, which shortlisted him for its top prize in “Social Justice and the Rule of Law.”
Joshua leads Selendy Gay Elsberg’s Wellbeing Initiative and serves on the New York City Bar Association’s Lawyer Assistance Program. Both programs provide critical resources and support to those struggling with mental health issues.
Anticipating that the COVID-19 pandemic would lead to an unprecedented number of new absentee voters, he led a team, along with Campaign Legal Center and League of Women Voters, that filed a lawsuit urging a change in New York’s absentee ballot verification requirements in time for the 2020 General Election. Joshua’s work helped secure passage of a bill by the New York State Senate – which was signed into law by Governor Cuomo – that gave voters an opportunity to resolve challenges to their absentee ballots by providing notice if their ballot was in danger of rejection.
Additionally, Joshua recently represented clean energy advocacy group Vote Solar before the State of Utah Public Service Commission to determine the value customer generators receive for exporting solar energy to the power grid. The Commission ruled in favor of an export credit significantly above Rocky Mountain Power’s proposed rate, which, if approved, would have ceased all residential solar development in Utah.
Joshua earned his J.D. from New York University School of Law, where he was on the Dean’s List. He clerked for Chancellor William B. Chandler and Vice-Chancellor John W. Noble of the Delaware Court of Chancery.
Quinn Emanuel Urquhart & Sullivan
Of Counsel, 2015-2018
Weil Gotshal & Manges
Law Clerk to Chancellor William B. Chandler and Vice-Chancellor John W. Noble
Delaware Court of Chancery, 2004-2005