Joshua Kipnees is Counsel in the Firm's Litigation department. His practice focuses on false advertising and complex commercial litigation, including matters relating to mortgage-backed securities transactions and successor liability. Mr. Kipnees has represented clients in the food and beverage, insurance, pharmaceutical, cosmetics, and financial industries in both state and federal courts. Mr. Kipnees has also led numerous internal investigations involving compliance reviews.

From 2009 to 2010, Mr. Kipnees served as Law Clerk to Chief Justice Rabner, New Jersey Supreme Court, and from 2010 to 2011, he served as Law Clerk to the Hon. Leonard I. Garth, U.S. Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit.

Representative Matters

Commercial Litigation
Representing financial-guaranty insurer in breach-of-contract, fraud, and successor-liability litigation involving mortgage-backed securities.

Representing multinational pharmaceutical company in tariff dispute with U.S. Customs regarding tariff classification of company’s blockbuster drug.

Representing financial-guaranty insurer against unfair-pricing claims relating to the guaranty of municipal bonds.

Represented corporate executive of a multinational retailer in connection with derivative and shareholder 10(b) actions.

False Advertising
Representing leading cosmetics company against claims of false and misleading advertising. Successfully represented company in opposing plaintiffs’ motion for class certification in action alleging misleading labeling of cosmetics under state unfair competition laws.

Successfully represented major beverage company in defense against Lanham Act false advertising claims, obtaining jury verdict that naming and labeling of company’s product did not mislead consumers.

Representing a global healthcare company in connection with internal investigations relating to potential FCPA and compliance issues.

Represented members of sales and trading desks at major bank in connection with federal investigation regarding sale of securities.

Assisted university in connection with research-misconduct investigations.

Pro Bono
Representing former tenants in suit against landlord for property damage caused by fire.

Successfully obtained sentence reduction for defendant challenging his criminal conviction on appeal.

In the Media
Law 360, "What The Experts Said About High Court Rulings This Term" (June 30, 2017)


  • U.S. District Court, Southern District of New York; District of New Jersey
  • U.S. Court of International Trade
  • New York
  • New Jersey