Joshua Ian Rosenstein

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J.D., Yale Law School B.A.
Columbia University
Bar and Court Admissions
District of Columbia
Virginia

Joshua Ian Rosenstein joined Sandler Reiff Lamb Rosenstein & Birkenstock, P.C. in 2012, after a decade of both in-house and private practice in Washington, D.C.  Mr. Rosenstein advises the advocacy community on a range of issues, including government ethics, lobbyist and foreign agent regulation, and employment law.

Mr. Rosenstein served for five years as in-house General Counsel of one of the nation’s largest fully-integrated lobbying, communications, and consulting firms.  From 2002 to 2007, Mr. Rosenstein practiced with the Washington, D.C. offices of Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher LLP and Goodwin Procter LLP, where he focused on employment law and litigation matters.

Mr. Rosenstein provides advice to individuals and companies involved in the advocacy industry on federal, state and local lobbyist regulations; FARA requirements; government ethics; FCPA and anti-corruption issues; and general corporate compliance.  He has designed in-depth compliance programs to guide lobbying firms and their clients through the complicated regulations governing the industry.  He also advises clients on employment law, contracts, and related commercial law matters.

Mr. Rosenstein has spoken on panels on political law and corporate compliance sponsored by bar associations and advocacy organizations, and has guest-lectured at several law schools.  He has been cited in the media numerous times as an expert on political law and frequently participates in panels and presentations on issues concerning the advocacy industry, including in The New York Times, The Hill, Politico, and National Journal.  He has also appeared on National Public Radio, where he discussed the FARA implications of think-tank work for foreign sovereigns.

He previously co-taught employment law at The George Washington University Law School, and currently serves as an Adjunct Professor of Law at William & Mary Law School, where he teaches courses on lobbying regulation and a practicum on the role of the general counsel.  He was recently awarded the William & Mary Election Law Educator of the Year Award.

Mr. Rosenstein graduated from Columbia University, summa cum laude, and from Yale Law School.  He is a member of Phi Beta Kappa and was an inaugural Fellow of the Ronald H. Brown Foundation Center for Politics and Commercial Diplomacy. He is a member of the bars of the District of Columbia and Virginia, as well as numerous federal district and appellate courts.

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