Joseph H.Walsh (Joe)


Cleveland + 1.216.586.7150

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.


  • Global engineering and aerospace company resolves ICC dispute with its engine supplierJones Day successfully settled a private arbitration before the International Chamber of Commerce ("ICC") on behalf of a global engineering and aerospace company.
  • Charlottesville City Councilors obtain pro bono summary judgment win granting statutory immunity in Charlottesville monument caseJones Day achieved victory on behalf of four Charlottesville City Councilors who voted to relocate the Robert E. Lee and Thomas J. Jackson statues at the center of the violent rally in Charlottesville in August 2017.
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