James Joseph focuses his practice on helping clients resolve complex commercial disputes. He has helped domestic and international clients navigate their way through both commercial and criminal law issues. James has represented clients in diverse matters such as federal antitrust, trademark infringement, business torts, franchise disputes, contract disputes, immigration law, and federal criminal law. He also has extensive investigative experience, navigating criminal and civil investigations alike for clients.
James' experience with organized labor and labor law issues includes bargaining at the table and first chairing multiple arbitrations governed by collective bargaining agreements as well as advocacy before the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB). James frequently represents clients such as food producers, automotive manufacturers, and tier-one suppliers in disputes involving collective bargaining rights, commercial contracts, franchise agreements, and technology licensing.
James has advised multiple health care systems in best practices and compliance under the Controlled Substances Act, and he has helped these providers in creating proactive and robust compliance programs to address issues of diversion and patient safety.
During the COVID-19 pandemic, James was part of a team tasked with analyzing Michigan's executive orders and advised health care providers on best practices under the evolving legal framework for providing services in a pandemic.
James has an active pro bono practice that focuses on economic opportunity, helping clients expunge criminal records and representing them in eviction proceedings. He has successfully represented numerous clients in asylum and refugee proceedings.
- May-June 2020
Better a Step Ahead Than a Step Behind: The Benefits of Proactive Opioid Diversion and Loss Reporting to Regulators and Law Enforcement, Hollenbeck, Gabel, and Joseph, 22 No. 3 J. Health Care Compliance 45
- University of Michigan (J.D. magna cum laude 2016); Hillsdale College (B.S. cum laude 2010)
- U.S. Navy Reserve (present)
- Law Clerk to Judge Diarmuid F. O'Scannlain, U.S. Court of Appeals, Ninth Circuit (2016-2017)