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Joshua Barlow is a seasoned trial lawyer who has successfully litigated cases to verdict before juries, judges, and arbitrators in a variety of jurisdictions for life sciences and other companies. His litigation experience spans a variety of practice areas and industries, with a particular focus in complex commercial, product liability, and antitrust disputes for life sciences clients.

Josh’s legal career has kept him close to the courtroom. He has appeared in federal and state courts throughout the U.S. and in both domestic and international arbitration. Josh has litigated many disputes representative of the most prevalent risks faced by life science companies today, including consumer product pricing, class action defense, misappropriation of trade secrets and proprietary information, patent infringement and validity, alleged defects in product design and manufacture, and complex antitrust claims by entities and consumers among others.

Most recently, Josh has litigated disputes involving the design and manufacture of medical devices, nationwide mass tort matters against multiple pharmaceutical companies, nationwide consumer class actions against manufacturers and retailers, and antitrust issues related to “reverse payment” agreements and licensing/co-promotion agreements.

Josh’s litigation experience spans nearly two decades across a broad base of practice areas. He has prosecuted criminal actions as a Special Assistant District Attorney and taken on all manner of complex civil disputes for clients in industries ranging from manufacturing to aviation, to pharmaceutical and medical device makers. He has also tried several intellectual property and commercial matters to conclusion.


  • Major biopharmaceutical company in a complex commercial dispute before the Delaware Court of Chancery.
  • Major biopharmaceutical company in several “reverse payment” cases consolidated in the District of Massachusetts.
  • Major orthopedic device company in a product liability action pending in the District of Massachusetts.*
  • Institutional patent holders in a dispute among their licensees and sublicensees.*
  • Medical device patent holder, obtaining a favorable jury verdict in a trial seeking damages and injunctive relief from an alleged infringer. *
  • Defendant aviation company, obtaining a favorable jury verdict in a complex personal injury matter. *
  • Nationwide transportation company accused of customer discrimination and breach of contract for which a favorable jury verdict was obtained.*

*Reflects experience at previous employer.



  • J.D., Boston University School of Law, 2006
  • B.A., Boston University, 2002


  • Massachusetts
  • Supreme Court of the United States
  • U.S. Court of Appeals for the First Circuit
  • U.S. Court of Appeals for the Eleventh Circuit
  • U.S. District Court, District of Massachusetts


  • Member, American Bar Association
  • Member, Boston Bar Association