Joanne Joseph is an associate in the Litigation practice and is based in the firm’s Washington, D.C. office. Ms. Joseph’s practice focuses on helping clients address the challenges involved with government enforcement initiatives, including investigations brought under the U.S. Foreign Corrupt Practices Act (FCPA) and international anti-corruption and anti-bribery law. She advises clients on complex compliance matters, including in relation to anti-bribery topics, human rights issues, as well as ESG matters, more generally. Ms. Joseph also helps clients with the design, enhancement, and implementation of their compliance and human rights programs. She has worked on several corporate monitorships, including helping clients to strengthen their anti-corruption compliance programs to satisfy the terms of settlements with enforcement agencies.

Ms. Joseph received her law degree from Cornell Law School, where she was the recipient of the Morris P. Glushien Prize for the best student note concerning current social problems and the John J. Kelly, Jr. Memorial Prize for exemplifying scholarship, fair play, and good humor. During law school, she served as Acquisitions Editor of the Cornell Journal of Law and Public Policy and as an Honors Fellow for the Lawyering (Legal Research and Writing) program. She also participated in the Capital Punishment Clinic, the International Human Rights Clinic, and the Global Gender Justice Clinic. She earned an Honors Bachelor of Arts degree in Political Science and Philosophy from Adelphi University, where she graduated summa cum laude

Ms. Joseph is admitted to practice law in the District of Columbia and New York.


  • Represented a global petrochemical company during its independent compliance monitorship and enhancement of its global anti-corruption compliance program
  • Represent a publicly-traded provider of business software and services in connection with its root cause remediation, enhancement of its anti-corruption compliance program, and compliance presentations before the U.S. Department of Justice and U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission
  • Represented, and was seconded to, a multinational integrated logistics company in connection with enhancement of its antitrust compliance program
  • Represented a subsidiary of a global petrochemical company in connection with implementing a new anti-corruption compliance program during its independent compliance monitorship
  • Assisted a life sciences company with enhancement of its anti-corruption compliance program and related internal controls
  • Represented a global oil and gas services company during self-monitorship
  • Assisted a global automation company in connection with enhancement of its third-party due diligence program
  • Represented a Fortune 250 engineering and construction corporation in connection with corruption-related acquisition due diligence and third-party due diligence

Practice Areas

Investigations and White Collar Defense


Antitrust and Competition

Global Trade Controls

Anti-Corruption and FCPA

Data Privacy and Cybersecurity

White Collar Defense

ESG & Impact

ESG & Sustainable Finance

Compliance & Regulatory Counseling


American Sign Language



District of Columbia Bar

New York Bar


Cornell Law School, J.D. 2015

Adelphi University, B.A. 2012

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