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Leading Litigator Joshua Hill Joins Paul, Weiss

July 6, 2021 Read the press release

Paul, Weiss, Rifkind, Wharton & Garrison LLP announced today that Joshua Hill, Jr., a former federal prosecutor, has joined the firm as a partner in the Litigation Department, resident in San Francisco and New York. Mr. Hill’s practice focuses on investigations, white collar criminal defense and complex commercial litigation.

“We are thrilled that Josh, one of the country’s leading defense lawyers, has chosen to rejoin us,” said Paul, Weiss Chairman Brad S. Karp. “Josh will be an enormous asset to the firm, to our global litigation practice, and to our clients in their most significant litigation and white collar matters. Josh’s addition further bolsters our leading litigation capabilities in Northern California and New York.”

“Josh is an exceptional, respected litigator with deep ties in the region,” said San Francisco-based Litigation partner Melinda Haag. “His skills will be a far-reaching asset for our clients in the technology, healthcare and energy industries.”

A proven trial lawyer, Mr. Hill advises clients on a wide range of high-profile, high-stakes litigation and regulatory matters, including civil and criminal Department of Justice investigations, civil and criminal antitrust matters, sports litigation, significant business disputes, health care fraud investigations and consumer class actions. He has represented clients in the consumer technology, pharmaceutical, medical device, sports, private equity and energy industries.

“Paul, Weiss is where I began my career, and I have long considered it a preeminent law firm in the nation, both in its client work and leadership within the legal community,” said Mr. Hill. “I am honored and thrilled to rejoin today, and to work with the fantastic team Paul, Weiss has already assembled in San Francisco and the many talented lawyers in New York with whom I worked 15 years ago as a young lawyer.”

As an Assistant U.S. Attorney in the Northern District of California from 2008-2012, Mr. Hill investigated wire and mail fraud, bank fraud, criminal tax and immigration violations and violent crimes. He tried seven cases to jury verdict in federal court and argued multiple appeals before the Ninth Circuit. Since leaving the U.S. Attorney’s Office, Mr. Hill has represented numerous corporations and individuals in federal criminal investigations, arbitrated high stakes business disputes through hearings, conducted contested administrative proceedings and litigated complex matters in California federal and state courts.

Throughout his career, Mr. Hill has also maintained a significant and active pro bono practice. In 2016, he served as head of the Counsel Working Group responsible for investigating personnel and internal discipline practices within the San Francisco Police Department.

Mr. Hill is ranked by Chambers USA as a leading lawyer in California for white collar defense and government investigations and by Legal500 US for corporate investigations and white collar defense.

Mr. Hill served as a law clerk to the Honorable Jack B. Weinstein of the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of New York. He earned a B.A. in Economics at Morehouse College, an M.A. in Economics at Johns Hopkins University, and a J.D. at Yale Law School.

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