Joshua Koppel

Senior Associate


Joshua Koppel is a senior associate who focuses his practice on appellate and complex litigation.

Mr. Koppel joined the firm after serving as a law clerk for the Honorable Janice Rogers Brown of the US Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit and the Honorable Norma Shapiro of the US District Court for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania. He previously worked at WilmerHale as a summer associate.

Mr. Koppel has taught a course on legal research and writing as an adjunct professor at the Georgetown University Law Center. While pursuing his legal education, he worked as a student advocate at the Penn Law Supreme Court Clinic, competed with the Penn Law National Moot Court team and volunteered with the Income Tax Assistance Clinic in Philadelphia.


  • "Tailoring Discovery: Using Nontranssubstantive Rules to Reduce Waste and Abuse," 161 U. PA. L. REV. 243 (2012)
  • "Federal Common Law and the Courts' Regulation of Pre-Litigation Preservation," 1 STAN. J. COMPLEX LITIG. 171 (2012)

Publications & News


February 10, 2017

WilmerHale Scores Win for DaVita, Preserves Insurance Access for Kidney Patients

WilmerHale achieved a major victory when a federal district court in Texas issued a nationwide injunction protecting patients' access to health coverage during their final stage of chronic kidney disease in response to a legal challenge filed by the kidney care community.

January 31, 2017

False Claims Act: 2016 Year-in-Review

In 2016, the Department of Justice continued to give high priority to False Claims Act investigations and prosecutions. This WilmerHale Client Alert was republished by Pratt's Government Contracting Law Report.

January 12, 2016

False Claims Act: 2015 Year-in-Review

In 2015, the Justice Department continued to give high priority to False Claims Act investigations, bringing in nearly $3.6 billion in settlements and judgments.

June 29, 2015

WilmerHale Achieves Significant Supreme Court Victory in Key Election Law Case

On June 29, 2015, WilmerHale achieved a complete victory on behalf of the Arizona Independent Redistricting Commission in a key election law case before the United States Supreme Court.


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JD, summa cum laude, University of Pennsylvania Law School, 2012, Order of the Coif, Senior Editor, University of Pennsylvania Law Review

BA, Politics and History, summa cum laude, Brandeis University, 2008, Phi Beta Kappa, Phi Alpha Theta History Honor Society

Bar Admissions

District of Columbia



The Hon. Janice Rogers Brown, US Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit, 2013 - 2014

The Hon. Norma L. Shapiro, US District Court for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania, 2012 - 2013

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