Gregory P. Joseph is a Fellow and was President of the American College of Trial Lawyers from 2010-11, and hew as Chair of the 60,000-member Section of Litigation of the American Bar Association from 1997-98. By appointment of the Chief Justice of the United States, he served on the Advisory Committee on the Federal Rules of Evidence for six years. He also served as Chair of the New York State Courts’ Committee of Lawyers to Enhance the Jury Process, by appointment of the Chief Judge of the State of New York. He was Co-Chair of the Third Circuit Task Force on Selection of Class Counsel by appointment of the Chief Judge of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit. He is the President of the United States Supreme Court Historical Society.
In a world survey conducted in 2011 by London-based Legal Media Group, Mr. Joseph was rated one of the top 25 litigators in the world (BEST OF THE BEST 2011, p. 99). In a survey conducted in 2009 by London-based Who’s Who Legal, he was rated one of the 10 most highly regarded commercial litigators in the world, as he had been in 2008 and earlier (WHO’S WHO LEGAL, COMMERCIAL LITIGATION 2009, p. 2; INTERNATIONAL WHO’S WHO OF COMMERCIAL LITIGATORS 2008, p. 2; WHo’S WHO LEGAL, COMMERCIAL LITIGATION 2006, p. 2). In other surveys conducted in 2009, 2008 and earlier, he was rated one of the 25 top practitioners in the US in litigation (THE U.S. BEST OF THE BEST 2009 and THE U.S. BEST OF THE BEST 2008). He is an honors graduate of the University of Minnesota Law School (1975) and has tried cases in fields as diverse as securities fraud, takeovers, intellectual property, corporate governance, fiduciary duty, federal taxation, tort and contract. He has lectured extensively on complex litigation, securities laws, evidence, procedure, RICO and class actions. He formerly chaired the Litigation Department at Fried, Frank, Harris, Shriver & Jacobson in New York. He served as Assistant U.S. Special Prosecutor in the investigation of the United States Secretary of Labor in the early 1980s.
Mr. Joseph has lectured for the Federal Judicial Center and National Judicial College; lectured at the Judicial Conferences of the First, Second, Third, Fifth, Sixth, Seventh, Eighth and Ninth Circuits, U.S. Tax Court and U.S. Court of Claims; and spoken at the Annual Meetings of the American College of Trial Lawyers, the American Bar Association, the Association of Trial Lawyers of America, the American Arbitration Association, and the Federal Bar Association. As an ABA advisor to the Uniform Rules of Evidence Committee of the National Conference of Commissioners on Uniform State Laws, he was the principal drafter of Unif. R. Evid. 807 (allowing children alternatives to in-court testimony). He formerly served on the Executive Committee, and as Chair of the Committee on Professional Responsibility, of the Association of the Bar of the City of New York. He is a member of the American Law Institute and sits on the Board of the Stein Center of Law & Ethics at Fordham Law School.
In 1991, Mr. Joseph was the recipient of the William J. Brennan, Jr. Award of the University of Virginia School of Law. His biography appears in WHO’S WHO IN AMERICA, WHO’S WHO IN THE EAST, WHO’S WHO IN AMERICAN LAW, WHO’S WHO IN THE WORLD and similar publications.