• Northwestern University, B.S. (2003)
  • Boston College Law School, J.D. (2011) cum laude


  • District of Columbia
  • Illinois

Joshua M. Lindsay


Joshua M. Lindsay is a partner in the firm’s International Dispute Resolution Group. He represents international and domestic clients through the resolution of complex cross-border disputes and U.S. government investigations. Josh has experience practicing in state and federal courts, as well as in proceedings before domestic and international arbitration tribunals.

He has particular experience in advising clients concerning construction and engineering commercial agreements and in litigating construction disputes. Josh has served as both project counsel and high-stakes disputes counsel for some of the world’s most complex and ambitious projects across industries, including transportation and other public and private infrastructure. He has detailed working knowledge of AIA, FIDIC, and other forms of construction contracts, as well as EPC and EPCM contract structures—experience that is complemented by his professional background as a nuclear engineer and years of experience working alongside leading international technical, delay, and quantum experts.

Josh’s international arbitration experience includes representation of a sovereign entity in multiple complex construction disputes proceeding before International Chamber of Commerce tribunals, as well as representation of an international construction company in disputes proceeding in U.S. state and federal courts. He also is an experienced litigator at both the trial and appellate levels, acting as counsel in suits concerning commercial claims, government contract disputes, and matters involving the U.S. government or federal regulations, such as the Administrative Procedure Act, Dodd-Frank Act, or False Claims Act. Josh also has experience defending international clients against criminal and civil investigations pursued by the U.S. Department of Justice and the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission, including allegations brought under the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act and U.S. sanctions laws.

He has served as an Adjunct Professor of Law at American University Washington College of Law, has been named a Rising Star by the National Law Journal, and has been recognized on the Washington Business Journal’s Top 40 Under 40 list.

Josh completed a federal clerkship with the Honorable Irene M. Keeley of the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of West Virginia. In this role, he worked on a variety of civil and criminal matters involving complex procedural issues and questions of constitutional, commercial, employment, and intellectual property law.

While in law school, Josh served as managing editor of the Boston College Law Review. Prior to beginning his legal career, he served as a surface warfare officer and nuclear power engineer in the U.S. Navy and received both the Navy Commendation Medal and the Army Commendation Medal.

Speeches & Presentations

  • "The Bipartisan Infrastructure Bill: A Summary of the Bill, the Funds, the Flow and the Timeline for New Projects," Crowell & Moring Webinar. (November 18, 2021). Speakers: Bryon R. Brown, Robert A. Burton, Lorraine M. Campos, Rebecca Baden Chaney, Michelle Coleman, W. Scott Douglas, Larry F. Eisenstat, James Flood, David J. Ginsberg, Robert Holleyman, Joshua M, Lindsay, Thomas Lorenzen, Stephen J. McBrady, and Scott Winkelman.
  • "EPC vs. EPCM in Construction Projects: Limiting Costs, Assessing Risks, and Determining Contractor Involvement," Strafford Webinar Presenter: Joshua M. Lindsay.
  • "EPC vs. EPCM in Construction Projects: Limiting Costs, Assessing Risks, and Determining Contractor Involvement," Strafford Publications Webinar (April 7, 2021). Panelist: Joshue M. Lindsay.


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