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Joshua D. Wolson

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1500 Market St., Suite 3500E
Philadelphia, PA 19102
Direct(215) 575-7295
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Joshua Wolson represents manufacturing, communications, technology, non-profit, and financial services companies, among others, in commercial litigation matters, including contract disputes class actions and antitrust, intellectual property, business tort, and defamation/first amendment matters. He also has experience in criminal forfeiture proceedings and representing government agencies in constitutional litigation. Josh has experience in all phases of litigation, including multi-district litigation proceedings, class certification matters, expert witnesses, trial and ADR proceedings, and appeals. He has appeared in federal and state courts around the country.

Josh’s litigation experience covers a wide range of industries and practice areas. He has represented credit card issuers, deposit institutions, pharmaceutical companies, manufacturers, professional societies and trade associations, real estate brokers, insurance brokers, entertainment companies, professional sports leagues, newspapers, television networks and stations, radio station owners, technology startups, non-profits, and communications companies. He has handled antitrust disputes, RICO cases, constitutional matters, class actions, unfair trade practices and consumer protection claims, contract disputes between vendors and customers, copyright, trademark, and patent cases, defamation actions both in media and private settings, products liability actions including mass tort cases, professional liability disputes, insurance coverage disputes, and securities actions. Josh has first chaired arbitration and court cases, and he has appeared before federal and state courts throughout the country, as well as ADR tribunals and before the European Commission.

Josh served as a law clerk to the Honorable Jan E. DuBois of the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania. He started his career at a firm based in Washington, D.C., and he is dually resident in Dilworth Paxson’s offices in Philadelphia and Washington.

Josh has had articles published in several publications, including Antitrust magazine and The Legal Intelligencer. He is active in the American Bar Association, where he co-chairs the Privilege Subcommittee of the Section of Litigation Commercial and Business Litigation Committee. He has also served for several years as a contributor to ABA Antitrust Section’s annual update to Antitrust Law Developments, a leading treatise on recent developments in the field of antitrust law.

Representative Experience

  • Successfully defended large financial institution in RICO class action pending in federal court in Indiana, relating to financial institution’s lending relationships.
  • Successfully defended real estate broker and real estate developer in action in U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania asserting claims under RICO, Lanham Act, and state law.
  • Represents state agency in constitutional and statutory challenges to Medicaid and related programs.
  • Represents companies asserting patent claims against major mobile phone manufacturers.
  • Represents company pursuing breach of contract claims in federal and state courts in Nevada against multiple casino companies.
  • First chaired arbitration for Fortune 500 company against supplier relating to termination of supply agreement.

Professional & Community Activities

  • Member of Board of Directors of Historic Philadelphia, Inc., the organization that operates the Betsy Ross House, Franklin Square, and Lights of Liberty, among other properties
  • Co-Chair of the Young Friends of the Abramson Cancer Center
  • Counsel to and member of the Executive Board of the University of Pennsylvania alumni club of Philadelphia
  • Past President of the University of Pennsylvania alumni club of Washington, D.C.

Speeches & Presentations

  • Moderator, Taking Stock of the State Action Doctrine In Light of North Carolina Board of Dental Exambers v. FTC, December 3, 2014.
  • Presenter to Delaware Valley chapter of Association of Corporate Counsel on Supreme Court's Actavis decision.
  • Presenter, "Top Four Legal Issues Facing Small Businesses: The Perspective from Your Lawyer", National Federation of Independent Business, September 19, 2012.

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Alternate Biographies





  • J.D., cum laude, Harvard Law School, 1999
  • B.A., magna cum laude, Economics, University of Pennsylvania, 1996

Bar Admissions

  • New Jersey, 1999
  • Pennsylvania, 2000
  • District of Columbia, 2001
  • United States Court of Appeals Third Circuit, 2003
  • United States Court of Appeals Fourth Circuit, 2007
  • United States District Court District of New Jersey, 1999
  • United States District Court Eastern District of Pennsylvania, 2000
  • United States District Court District of Columbia, 2003
  • United States District Court Southern District of Texas, 2007