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Joshua I. Hammack
Associate

Contact

(T) +1.202.879.3718
(F) +1.202.626.1700

Education

  • University of Notre Dame (J.D. summa cum laude 2012; B.B.A in Accountancy summa cum laude 2008; Class valedictorian)

Bar Admissions

  • District of Columbia, Maryland, and U.S. Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit

Clerkships

  • Law Clerk to Judge Carlos T. Bea. U.S. Court of Appeals, Ninth Circuit (2012-2013)

Government Service

  • Member of AmeriCorps (Baltimore, Maryland) (2008-2009)

Joshua Hammack counsels and defends clients in federal court and before regulatory agencies. His practice focuses primarily on commercial litigation with an emphasis on intellectual property, product safety, and credit reporting under the FCRA.

Joshua played a key role in successfully defending against the Federal Trade Commission's attempt to block STERIS Corporation's acquisition of Synergy Health in the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Ohio. He also played a significant role in The J. M. Smucker Company's successful defense against claims of trademark infringement in the Eastern District of Virginia. Joshua has drafted federal appellate briefs in a host of substantive areas, including federal preemption, municipal bankruptcy, habeas corpus, illegal reentry, and the Foreign Sovereign Immunities Act. He also has drafted Supreme Court amicus briefs and petitions for certiorari.

Joshua also has a robust pro bono practice. He briefed and argued a prisoner's habeas case before the Sixth Circuit. In addition, he helped secure relief pursuant to the Convention Against Torture for a Jamaican immigrant in proceedings before the Eighth Circuit, the Board of Immigration Appeals, and an immigration judge. And he was a member of the case team that represented a victim of police brutality, who, after trial, was awarded $2 million in compensatory damages.


Joshua Hammack