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Joel is a member of GT’s Trial Practice Group, litigating securities class and derivative actions; Lanham Act, unfair competition, and tortious interference claims; civil RICO and insurance-related disputes. Joel also serves as a pro bono co-liaison for the firm’s Philadelphia office.


  • Securities litigation
  • Commercial litigation
  • Insurance/reinsurance litigation
  • Class Action litigation

The attorney is providing legal services through and affiliated with Greenberg Traurig, LLP, a New York Limited Liability Partnership. Results may vary depending on your particular facts and circumstances.



  • Representation of, and defense verdict for, insurer against bad faith claim alleging consequential eight-figure lost profits.
  • Representation of, and defense verdict for, financial institution relating to claims under the Lanham Act and for false advertising, unfair competition and tortious interference with prospective contracts.
  • Representation of, and defense verdict for, appliance recycling company against claims under the Lanham Act for false advertising and unfair competition.
  • Representation of, and defense verdict for, commercial real estate firm in connection with civil RICO, fraud and contract claims.
  • Representation of third-party fund administrator against 10b fraud and professional liability claims arising out of alleged Ponzi scheme orchestrated by hedge fund.
  • Representation of company offering ecommerce services to the health and wellness industry regarding Section 10(b) securities class and derivative actions.
  • Representation of former directors and officers of global consumer goods company concerning Section 11 securities class and derivative actions.
  • Representation of directors and officers of co-location, data services provider in connection with state and common law securities fraud claims.
  • Representation of directors of insolvent insurance company relating to state regulatory investigation and civil mismanagement claims.
  • Representation of death-care services company regarding commercial torts and securities fraud claims.
  • Representation of President/CEO and CFO of technology company concerning securities and common law fraud claims.
  • Representation of CEO relating to breach of contract and fiduciary duty allegations.
  • Representation of company offering technology and outsourcing solutions to insurers and employers against professional liability claims.
  • Representation of captive insurance administrator against class action claims for fraud and negligence.
  • Defense of excess insurer against coverage and bad faith claims concerning collapsed South American gold mine.
  • Defense of excess insurers related to coverage action arising out of defective product claims against manufacturer/insured.
  • Prosecution of underpayment of claims against insurer in liquidation on behalf of state guaranty fund.
  • Defense of juvenile at re-sentencing trial to challenge constitutionality of life without parole sentence.

Recognition & Leadership

  • Listed, The Best Lawyers in America, Insurance Law, 2020-2024
  • Team Member, The American Lawyer’s “Regional Litigation Department of the Year - Pennsylvania,” Finalist, 2018

A description of the selection methodology for the above awards can be found here. No aspect of this advertisement has been approved by the Supreme Court of New Jersey.

  • Former Board Member,
  • Recurring Guest Lecturer, University of Pennsylvania Law School, 2015-Present
  • Pro Bono Defense
  • Volunteer, Philadelphia VIP, 2021-Present


  • J.D., cum laude, Widener University School of Law, 1994
    • Editor, Widener Law Review
  • B.A., cum laude, Dickinson College, 1990
  • Pennsylvania
  • New Jersey
  • New York
  • U.S. Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit
  • U.S. District Court for the District of New Jersey
  • U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania
  • U.S. District Court for the Middle District of Pennsylvania
  • U.S. District Court for the Western District of Pennsylvania