Josh brings order out of chaos. He is a seasoned trial attorney with a national practice concentrating on high-profile complex litigation, including mass torts and class actions. His recent experience includes data security class actions, significant commercial disputes, and life sciences litigation.
Clients across the country trust Josh with critical responsibility, knowing that he provides seamless strategy in the most contentious cases in the most difficult jurisdictions. He is frequently sought out for comment by national and local media, including Bloomberg News and Law360. He has served on both the product liability and energy editorial boards for Law360, as well as the editorial board of Product Liability Law & Strategy.
Josh also is committed to pro bono service, providing representation to both organizations and individuals, including a Nepali citizen in a successful U.S. Immigration Court trial and a subsequent defense of his client before the Board of Immigration Appeals.
Before becoming an attorney, Josh served as deputy press secretary for U.S. Senator Bob Graham (D-Fla.).
National trial counsel for a Fortune 500 appliance manufacturer.
Lead counsel in a number of purported class actions, including claims involving data security, the Telephone Consumer Protection Act (TCPA), unfair/deceptive trade practices and debt adjusting.
Counsel to a Chinese drywall manufacturer in multidistrict litigation involving classwide damages and a number of related state court cases.
Counsel to a national trade association on hydraulic fracturing issues.
Counsel to multiple international companies to ensure compliance with the Federal Trade Commission’s Green Guides.
11th Circuit Sharpens Circuit Split on Ascertainability as Prerequisite to Rule 23 Class Certification, WLF Counsel’s Advisory, Washington Legal Foundation, March 11, 2022 (with Caroline Gieser).
Georgia Supreme Court Parts with Nationwide Trend of Narrowing Corporate General Jurisdiction, WLF Legal Pulse, Washington Legal Foundation, September 23, 2021 (with Caroline Gieser).
New Views On Statistical Significance Affect Expert Testimony, Law360, May 23, 2019.
The Florida Supreme Court Should Adopt a Modernized Scientific-Testimony Standard for the ‘Sunshine’ State, Washington Legal Foundation Legal Opinion Letter, June 30, 2017.
Working with Chinese Clients, Product Liability Law & Strategy, May 1, 2016.
Pumping the Brakes on Unintended Acceleration Allegations, Law360, February 2, 2015.
Distracted Driving: Technology As a Double-Edged Sword, Law360, August 29, 2014.
FDA Leaves Food Cos. in Lurch When Fighting Labeling Suits, Law360, January 8, 2014.
To Stay or Not To Stay GMO Labeling Cases? Law360, December 5, 2013.
Georgia Pandemic Bench Guide, 2009 (co-author).
Shook Hardy Opens New Atlanta Office With Ex-Alston Attys, Law360, June 11, 2019.
Shook Launches Atlanta Office With Trio of Alston Partners, Daily Report, Law.com, June 10, 2019.
Law360’s Product Liability Editorial Advisory Board, March 28, 2018.
An Interview with Josh Becker, LawyerMade Magazine, September 8, 2014.
Law360 Energy Editorial Advisory Board, February 11, 2013.