Joshua D. Hill
Through his work with the firm’s White Collar Defense and Internal Investigations Group, Josh Hill defends cases filed pursuant to the False Claims Act (FCA), with particular focus on health care providers. He routinely conducts internal investigations, responds to government investigations, and defends retaliation lawsuits brought by alleged whistleblowers. FCA cases present challenges and risks that go to the core of a regulated institution, threatening operations and credibility. Josh’s thorough understanding of the health care industry, the agencies that govern it and the regulatory complexities within the industry are invaluable when it comes to planning and executing an effective and efficient defense strategy.
Josh also counsels clients in a wide range of industries concerning export controls, treaty compliance and international trade regulations enforced by the Office of Foreign Asset Controls (OFAC) and the Bureau of Industry and Security (BIS). He regularly assists clients concerning the changing rules and regulations involved in doing business in Iran and Cuba. Josh has most recently assisted aviation clients in obtaining necessary licenses and permits in order to begin passenger service in Cuba.
Josh regularly defends physicians, hospitals, and health care systems in medical malpractice actions involving catastrophic injury. He is acutely aware of the damaging impact professional liability claims can have on the public image of professionals, and employs strategies— through early settlement, mediation, and arbitration—to reduce the risk to our clients.
Prior to joining the firm, Josh spent nearly four years a public defender with the Defender Association of Philadelphia, gaining valuable courtroom experience. Prior to his time at the Defender Association, Josh served as a law clerk to the Honorable Mark Bernstein of the Philadelphia Court of Common Pleas.
- Representation of physicians, hospitals, and other health care providers in medical malpractice actions.
- Representation of physicians, hospitals, and other health care providers against allegations that they had violated state and federal False Claims Acts.
- Advising an international manufacturing company in compliance with regulations promulgated by the United States Department of Treasury’s Office of Foreign Asset Control (OFAC).
- Representation of a national corporation in a complex premises liability action in Pennsylvania involving severe injuries.
- Provide counseling to a wide range of industries concerning export controls, treaty compliance and international trade regulations enforced by the Office of Foreign Asset Controls (OFAC) and the Bureau of Industry and Security (BIS).
- Counsel clients in various industries concerning the changing rules and regulations involved in doing business in Iran and Cuba.
- Assist aviation clients in obtaining all necessary licenses and permits in order to begin passenger service to Cuba.
- Successfully assisted a large, international manufacturer with obtaining a license from the Bureau of Industry and Security (an agency of the United States Department of Commerce), allowing it to export $15 million of can making machinery to Cuba, on an extremely expedited basis.
- Philadelphia Bar Association, Young Lawyers Division
- Pennsylvania Bar Association
- American Bar Association
- Good Shepherd Mediation Program, Board of Directors (a Philadelphia based nonprofit neighborhood mediation center)
- Support Center For Child Advocates, Volunteer Attorney
- Big Brothers Big Sisters Program, Former Volunteer Mentor
News and Insights
- “New Statute of Limitations Provisions,” Eckert Seamans’ Legal Update February 5, 2021.
- “US Companies Should Proceed Cautiously Into Cuba and Iran,” co-author, The Legal Intelligencer, April 2016.
- Contributing author to Eckert Seamans’ 2016 Professional Liability Update, January 2016.