Joshua Koppel

Joshua Koppel is a seniorĀ 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)

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  • Education

    • JD, University of Pennsylvania Law School, 2012

      summa cum laude Order of the Coif, Senior Editor, University of Pennsylvania Law Review
    • BA, Politics and History, Brandeis University, 2008

      summa cum laude Phi Beta Kappa, Phi Alpha Theta History Honor Society
  • Admissions

    • District of Columbia

    • Massachusetts

  • Clerkships

    • 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