Gregory P Joseph

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Gregory P. Joseph is a past President of the American College of Trial Lawyers (2010-11), Chair of the 60,000-member Section of Litigation of the American Bar Association (1997-98) and, by appointment of the Chief Justice, member of the Advisory Committee on the Federal Rules of Evidence (1993-99).  He is the President of the Supreme Court Historical Society.

In 2015, Mr. Joseph was rated one of the 35 best litigators in the US by Legal Media Group.  He was voted one of the 10 best lawyers in New York City in 2014, 2015 and 2016 polls conducted by Superlawyers.  In 2013, Mr. Joseph was rated one of the top 30 litigators in the world by London-based Legal Media Group.  In 2012, World Finance magazine of London named him Best Lawyer - USA. In 2011, a world survey rated him one of the top 25 litigators in the world.  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. In a 2009 survey by Legal Media Group, he was rated one of the top 25 litigators in the United States, as he was in 2008. In prior surveys conducted by International Commercial Litigation and by Who’s Who Legal, he was rated one of the 10 best commercial litigators in the United States and in the world, respectively. He has tried cases in fields as diverse as securities fraud, takeovers, intellectual property, corporate governance, fiduciary duty, federal taxation, tort and contract.  He formerly chaired the Litigation Department at Fried, Frank, Harris, Shriver & Jacobson in New York

Mr. Joseph is the author of Sanctions: The Federal Law of Litigation Abuse (5th ed. 2013), which is cited in the Advisory Committee Notes to the Federal Rules of Civil Procedure; Civil RICO: A Definitive Guide (4th ed. 2015), which the Harvard Law Review says "meticulously analyzes the decisions" (106 Harv. L. Rev.1376) and Fortune calls “the leading treatise on RICO” (Sept. 29, 2008 at 135); and Modern Visual Evidence (1st ed. 1984; Supp. 2015), which has been described as "the authoritative text" on that subject (Communication Arts, Sept./Oct. 1995 at 45). He has written more than 100 articles in professional journals. His books and articles have been cited in more than 250 judicial opinions, 350 law review articles, and in the Advisory Committee Notes to the Federal Rules of Evidence and Civil Procedure. He serves on the Editorial Board of Moore's Federal Practice (3d ed.).

He has lectured for the Federal Judicial Center and National Judicial College; 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 at more than 200 professional conferences. He is an honors graduate of the University of Minnesota Law School and a member of the Council of the American Law Institute.