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Joshua Watts is an experienced Litigation and Commercial law professional with select experience in disputes involving securities, white collar defense and intellectual property infringement. Josh’s additional experience includes merger and joint venture structuring and litigation, employment related disputes, corporate and regulatory compliance, privacy and defamation, torts, real estate disputes, medical malpractice, and corporate governance. Josh has attained a firm understanding of formulating and implementing approaches to successfully achieving client objectives through his various pre- and post Juris Doctorate legal professional experience.

Josh has provided hundreds of hours of pro bono legal services to recently released offenders through his affiliation with the Concordance Academy of Leadership in an effort to reduce recidivism. He typically handles all existing misdemeanor matters for offenders as well as coordinating attaining their driver’s license and essential government records, modifications of child support obligations in light of incarceration, applications for disability, and appointment of counsel in relation to existing felony cases.

Practices

Civic Involvement & Honors

    • American Bar Association, Client Counseling Regional Champion, 2018
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Professional Affiliations

    • Bar Association of Metropolitan Saint Louis, member since 2021
    • Concordance Academy of Leadership, Legal Fellow since 2021
    • Concordance Academy of Leadership, Legal Fellow since 2021
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Representative Experience

  • Provided a civil liability risk analysis by way of detailed analysis of tax representations made in conjunction with several private investment placements in relation to allegations of fraudulent securities misrepresentations and potential 10b-5 violations.
  • Provided damages calculations totaling over $20 million in relation to allegations of patent infringement for a global agricultural equipment manufacturer and retailer while also preparing defenses patent attacks relating to vagueness and obviousness.
  • Assisted in providing for the avoidance of federal charges and the naming as a target and party in relation to a multi-million dollar criminal and civil white-collar investigation that included potential fraudulent securities disclosure concerns.
  • Assisted in the provision of an in-depth review of a multinational joint venture agreement between leading global defense manufacturers relating to the potential manufacture of experimental U.S. Department of Defense hardware with special focus on corporate governance and policy compliance relating to federal Foreign Ownership, Control or Influence laws.
  • Assisted in obtaining a Temporary Restraining Order for infringements of a Trademark involving employee impersonation, online presence mimicry and an aggressive copying by advertisement campaigns.
  • Restructured corporate by-laws in response to issues raised in our drafting of an appropriate buy-sell agreement.