Josh Christensen is an associate in the Litigation practice of Paul Hastings and is based in the firm's Washington, D.C. office. His practice focuses on matters relating to the U.S. Foreign Corrupt Practices Act ("FCPA") and international anti-corruption law.
Mr. Christensen counsels clients regarding anti-corruption compliance programs, risk assessments, conducting due diligence on third parties and in connection with acquisitions, and corruption-related internal investigations. He has worked as part of independent corporate monitor teams as well as preparing clients for corporate monitors. In addition to his years in private practice, Mr. Christensen also worked as in-house counsel to a global engineering and manufacturing company.
Mr. Christensen received his law degree from the University of Wisconsin Law School in 2010, where he served as a Vice President of the Moot Court Board and Articles Editor of the Wisconsin Law Review. He earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Communication from the University of Wisconsin – Stevens Point in 2006. Mr. Christensen also served for 12 years in the U.S. Army Reserve. He is admitted to practice law in the District of Columbia, Maryland, and Wisconsin.
- University of Wisconsin Law School, J.D., 2010
- University of Wisconsin – Stevens Point, B.S., 2006
- Represent a global chemicals and mining company in connection with a risk assessment, enhancement of its anti-corruption compliance program, and selection of and relationship with an independent compliance monitor
- Represent, and was seconded to, a global engineering and construction company during its independent compliance monitorship, World Bank monitorship, and enhancement of its global anti-corruption program
- Represent a global aerospace and defense company during its independent compliance monitorship and enhancement of its global anti-corruption program
- Represent a global petrochemical company during its independent compliance monitorship and enhancement of its global anti-corruption program
- Represented a Fortune 50 pharmaceutical and healthcare corporation in connection with its periodic reports to the DOJ and SEC
- Represented a global pharmaceutical company in connection with third-party due diligence in various jurisdictions
- Represented a Fortune Global 500 pharmaceutical corporation in connection with a corruption-related investigation by multiple national enforcement agencies in various jurisdictions in the Middle East and Asia
- Represented a Fortune 500 private equity firm in connection with the post-acquisition integration of anti-corruption programs of Asia-based healthcare companies
- Represented a Fortune 150 defense contractor in connection with third-party due diligence in various jurisdictions
- Represented a major U.S. technology and media company in connection with a risk assessment and enhancement of its anti-corruption compliance program
- Represented a global telecommunications company in connection with a corruption-related internal investigation of its operations in Asia, development and implementation of its anti-corruption compliance program, and third-party due diligence in various jurisdictions
Engagement & Publications
- Facilitate and co-teach the International Law Institute’s annual Government Anti-Corruption Methods course, May 2017 to present
- Co-authored The United States Foreign Corrupt Practices Act chapter in Anti-corruption Laws and Regulations: A Global Guide (August 2018)
- Co-authored Reassessing Your Compliance Program, published in the Practising Law Institute’s White Collar Crime 2011: Prosecutors and Regulators Speak course handbook (October 2011)
- Paul Hastings Pro Bono Committee, 2017-present
- Supervising pro bono attorney, University of Michigan International Transactions Clinic, 2011-2013