Joshua N. Ruby


Joshua Ruby is a litigator who represents individuals and businesses entangled in a range of complex disputes, or facing criminal or regulatory investigation.

Josh’s experience spans representation of both plaintiffs and defendants before a variety of state and federal trial and appellate courts, as well as international and domestic arbitration panels. The business disputes he’s worked on include allegations of breach of contract, fraud, breach of fiduciary duty, professional liability claims, or alleged violation of state, federal, consumer protection or civil rights laws. Many of the businesses and individuals he’s counseled operate in the financial services, computer technology, food and beverage, healthcare, manufacturing or insurance sectors.

As a member of the firm’s White Collar Defense team, Josh has participated in the defense of numerous criminal and civil investigations initiated by the Department of Justice, SEC, FINRA, various federal agency inspectors general and other regulators. He is adept at research, factual analysis, case management and strategy development.

Prior to entering private practice, Josh served as law clerk to Justice David A. Mills of the Massachusetts Appeals Court, Judge Peter C. Dorsey of the U.S. District Court for the District of Connecticut, and Judge J. Curtis Joyner of the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania.

Josh graduated magna cum laude from Harvard Law School, where he was an editor for the Harvard Human Rights Journal and the Harvard International Law Journal. He is admitted to practice in the Commonwealth of Massachusetts, the State of New York, the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania and numerous federal courts.


Complex Business Litigation

  • Represented a division of a global food company in litigation against subcontractors to recover damages arising from a recall.
  • Obtained a preliminary injunction in favor of a business owner in a dispute with a former partner and successfully defended the injunction on appeal.
  • Represented an industrial products distributor pursuing claims of unfair allocation of a key raw material during a shortage against its largest supplier.
  • Defended a major defense contractor against claims by a foreign subcontractor in an International Chamber of Commerce arbitration and post-arbitration proceedings.

White Collar Defense and Government Investigations

  • Defended numerous individuals in investigations into potential violations of the Anti-Kickback Statute and other allegations of health care fraud.
  • Represented large multinational information technology company in investigation of subcontractor fraud on a government contract.
  • Defended several employees of a financial services firm in investigations by the SEC and FINRA related to secondary mortgage-backed-securities trading.



  • JD, Harvard Law School, magna cum laude, 2010
  • B.A. University of Chicago, 2005


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