Joshua A. Kobrin

Josh-Kobrin
(412) 338-5208
  • Commercial Litigation
  • Commercial Contracts
  • False Advertising
  • Fraud
  • Partnership Disputes
  • Arbitration
  • Antitrust Litigation
  • New York University School of Law, J.D., 2006
  • Northwestern University, B.S., magna cum laude, 2000
  • The Honorable James G. Carr, United States District Court, Northern District of Ohio
  • The Honorable Helene N. White, United States Court of Appeals, Sixth Circuit
  • Pennsylvania
  • New York
  • Georgia
  • U.S. Court of Appeals, Sixth Circuit
  • U.S. Court of Appeals, Eleventh Circuit
  • U.S. District Court, Western District of Pennsylvania
  • U.S. District Court, Southern District of New York
  • U.S. District Court, Eastern District of New York
  • U.S. District Court, Northern District of Georgia
  • U.S. District Court, Middle District of Georgia

Joshua Kobrin has over a decade of experience as a litigator, with particular expertise in managing large complex cases.  This includes overseeing voluminous electronic discovery; preparing, taking, and defending depositions with multi-track schedules; drafting high-stakes motions at trial and appellate courts; and taking cases through trial to a verdict.  During his career, he has represented clients in the finance, retail, industrial manufacturing, fashion, medical technology, and legal fields through all phases of litigation.  Josh’s recent experience includes:

  • Representing the pharmacy division of a regional grocery chain in the largest multidistrict ligation in U.S. history
  • Serving as trial counsel in the successful defense of French valve manufacturer Descote S.A.S. after a three-week federal jury trial
  • Obtaining mandamus relief at the appellate courts for an entity seeking the immediate dismissal of claims
  • Representing both small companies and multinational corporations in commercial arbitration disputes

Josh also maintains an active pro bono practice, representing clients in partnership with the Legal Aid Society of New York, the City Bar Justice Center, the Iraqi Refugee Assistance Project, and the Pro Bono Partnership of Atlanta.  In Pittsburgh, he worked with the Federal Defender’s Office on a project to provide pro bono counsel to defendants in Western Pennsylvania who were seeking relief from sentences of life without parole for crimes committed when they were juveniles.

Josh is the author of “Placing Trust in the Guidelines: Methods and Meanings in the Application of Section 3B1.3, the Sentence Enhancement for Abusing a Position of Trust,” in Roger Williams University Law Review, 121 (2006); “Betraying Honest Services: Theories of Trust and Betrayal Applied to the Mail Fraud Statute and § 1346,” in the New York University Annual Survey of America Law; and the co-author of “Twombly in the States: Four Years Hence” in The Antitrust Practitioner.

Josh graduated from the New York University School of Law and Northwestern University.  Following law school, Josh clerked at the Northern District of Ohio and the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit.  Prior to joining Marcus & Shapira, Joshpracticed at Paul, Weiss, Rifkind, Wharton & Garrison LLP in New York City and Nelson, Mullins, Riley & Scarborough LLP in Atlanta.