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As the Securities and Transactional Leader in the Firm's Financial Institutions Group, Joseph focuses his practice on corporate and regulatory matters. He regularly represents public and private banks and bank holding companies in connection with mergers and acquisitions, equity and debt offerings and other strategic corporate actions. In addition, Joseph assists the Firm's public financial institutions with their continuing compliance with federal and state securities laws. Joseph currently lives and works in Minneapolis, Minnesota, and is the partner-in-charge of developing the Group's practice in the upper Midwest region.

Prior to joining the Firm, Joseph was an associate at Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom LLP, where he focused on public and private securities offerings and mergers and acquisitions involving large, publicly traded companies.

Representative Experience

Activities & Honors

  • Adjunct Professor, Securities Law Graduate Program in Financial Services Law, Chicago-Kent College of Law (2008-2012)

Articles & Publications



University of Chicago Law School, J.D., with honors, 2004

Carleton College, B.A., magna cum laude with academic distinction, 1999

Bar & Court Admissions

  • State of Illinois
  • State of Minnesota
  • State of California (inactive)
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