Joe Walsh is a litigator focused on helping clients navigate complex commercial disputes. Over the past several years, he has advised clients on claims involving contract breaches, business torts, franchise disputes, project delays, and fraudulent conveyances. He has represented clients in a number of industries and has recently directed his time to clients in transportation, aviation, rail, and energy. Joe is well-versed in all stages of litigation, from pre-suit strategy to post-award briefing, and his practice spans the globe. He has represented clients in federal and state courts and before domestic (American Arbitration Association/AAA) and international (International Chamber of Commerce/ICC) arbitration panels.
In addition to his commercial litigation practice, Joe assists clients with internal investigations and government enforcement actions involving allegations of fraud, employee abuse and mistreatment, and other wrongdoing.
Joe is also devoted to pro bono work and has been involved with Jones Day's Hate Crimes Task Force since its inception. He recently served as a key member of the Jones Day team that successfully obtained summary judgment in favor of Charlottesville City Councilors sued for their votes to remove Confederate statues from local parks. Joe also acted as lead drafter for an amici curiae brief, filed on behalf of two civil rights organizations, in a case concerning a school's ability to respond to hateful student speech under the First Amendment.
- Case Western Reserve University (J.D. magna cum laude 2016; Order of the Coif; Order of the Barristers); The University of Chicago (B.A. in Public Policy with honors 2011)
- Ohio, District of Columbia, and U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Ohio
- Intern, U.S. Department of Justice, National Security Division, Counterterrorism Section (Summer 2014)
- Extern to Judge Christopher A. Boyko, U.S. District Court, Northern District of Ohio (Spring 2015)