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Joshua G. Berman

Joshua G. Berman

Katten Muchin Rosenman LLP
Co-Chair, National White Collar Practice
Washington, DC, USA

Joshua Berman, co-head of Katten’s White Collar Defense, Internal Investigations and Compliance practice, represents high-profile clients in notable white collar criminal and regulatory investigations, complex civil litigation, federal appellate litigation and compliance matters. He regularly conducts sensitive internal investigations for major corporate clients in the United States and overseas, and is experienced in handling Foreign Corrupt Practices Act (FCPA), securities fraud, environmental, antitrust, and health care fraud and abuse matters throughout the world.

Josh, an experienced appellate litigator, briefed and argued a number of cases before the US Courts of Appeals for the District of Columbia, Second, Fifth and Ninth Circuits. He was appointed by the US Sentencing Commission to serve as a member of its Practitioners Advisory Group.

He served as a senior federal prosecutor at the Department of Justice and the US Attorney’s office for the Southern District of New York. As an Assistant US Attorney, Josh investigated, prosecuted and tried cases relating to white collar crime, securities fraud, health care fraud, public corruption, obstruction of justice, bank fraud, anti-piracy and copyright infringement, money laundering, environmental, racketeering, cybercrime, espionage, counter-terrorism, and organized and violent crime. He was on an elite team of prosecutors who investigated and prosecuted al Qaeda members and associates overseas and within the United States.

In 2001, he served as Associate Investigative Counsel on the Webster Commission, leading one of the teams that reviewed the FBI’s national security and counterintelligence programs in the wake of FBI Special Agent Robert Hanssen’s espionage. In 2002, Josh joined the Department of Justice’s Public Integrity Section, where he investigated and prosecuted cases across the country relating to bribery, mail and wire fraud, and federal campaign and election laws.

He served as an adjunct professor of law at Columbia Law School, Georgetown University, American University, The George Washington University, The Catholic University of America and Benjamin N. Cardozo School of Law, where he taught courses on white collar crime, federal prosecutions and cybercrime. Josh regularly provides commentary and insight on legal issues, recently providing his thoughts to The New York Times, The NewsHour with Jim Lehrer, CNN, The Wall Street Journal, Good Morning America, Nightline, Bloomberg, Chicago Tribune, CNBC and MSNBC, TIME, Legal Times, The Los Angeles Times, USA Today, NPR, Roll Call, Sports Illustrated, The Hill, The New York Sun, The Sporting News and The News & Observer.


  • JD, University of Michigan Law School, magna cum laude, Order of the Coif

  • BA, Cornell University, magna cum laude


Court Admissions

  • US Supreme Court
  • US District Court, District of Columbia
  • US District Court, Southern District of New York
  • US District Court, Northern District of Illinois
  • US Court of Appeals, District of Columbia Circuit
  • US Court of Appeals, Second Circuit
  • US Court of Appeals, Seventh Circuit
  • US Court of Appeals, Ninth Circuit

Bar Admissions

  • District of Columbia
  • New York
  • Illinois


  • Super Lawyers 2012–2013
  • Washingtonian Magazine “Top Lawyers in the District of Columbia” 2012
  • Katten Muchin Rosenman LLP Pro Bono Service Award 2012

  • Federal Criminal Justice Act Panel, District of Columbia US Sentencing Commission Practitioners Advisory Group
  • University of Michigan Depression Center, National Advisory Board



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