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Joshua Picker
Joshua B. Picker
New York +1 212 841 1124 jpicker@cov.com Download V-card

Joshua Picker is a litigation associate in the firm’s New York office.  His practice focuses on international arbitration, white collar defense and investigations, and federal civil litigation.  He joined the firm after serving as a law clerk to the Honorable Katherine B. Forrest of the United States District Court for the Southern District of New York.

As a research associate at the Center for American Progress from 2007-2009, he advised Senior Fellow Gene Sperling on economic, trade, and globalization policy matters and appeared as a commentator on a range of national and international media outlets.

  • International Arbitration
    • Successful representation of investors in the Yukos Oil Company in an SCC arbitration against the Russian Federation arising from the expropriation of the company.
  • Investigations and White Collar Defense
    • Representing FX traders in the global investigations of possible manipulation of foreign currency exchange markets.
    • Representing a pharmaceutical company in federal and state investigations of marketing and promotional practices related to various prescription drugs.
  • Civil Litigation
    • On behalf of Fortune 500 multinational, successfully obtained dismissal on grounds of forum non conveniens of federal court action by multinational’s foreign distributor alleging wrongful termination of its distribution contract.
    • Representing a major record company in contractual disputes with artists over royalties on new forms of music distribution.

Memberships and Affiliations

  • American Bar Association, International Section

Previous Experience

  • Economic Policy Research Associate to Gene B. Sperling, Center for American Progress (2007-09)
  • Research Associate, Hillary Clinton for U.S. Senate (2005-06)
  • Staff Assistant, Office of Sen. Hillary Rodham Clinton (2004-05)