Joshua L. Schwartz
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Education

  • Columbia Law School, J.D.
  • Muhlenberg College, B.A.

Admissions

  • Pennsylvania
  • District of Columbia
  • New York
  • Massachusetts
  • U.S. Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit
  • U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia
  • U.S. Supreme Court
  • U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania

Presentations

  • “Common Legal Issues for New Businesses”, PA Treasury’s Small Business Initiative at York College (October 2016)
  • "Workplace Bullying: Applying School Law in an Employment Context", Barley Snyder Employment Law Seminar (May 2016)
  • "Hand, Wrist, & Elbow Disorders in the Workers' Compensation Population", Barley Snyder Employment Law Seminar (May 2016)
  • "Workers’ Compensation: The Role of Medical Evidence in Litigated Cases", Barley Snyder Employment Law Seminar (April 2015)
  • "Legal Compliance Issues Related to Workplace Safety", Barley Snyder Employment Law Seminar (April 2015)
  • "Workers’ Compensation: The Role of the Occupational Medicine Physician", Barley Snyder Employment Law Seminar (May 2014)
  • "Managing Injured and Disabled Employees: FMLA, ADA, and the Workers’ Compensation Act", Barley Snyder Employment Law Seminar (May 2014)
  • "Workers’ Compensation: Aggravations of Degenerative Conditions", Barley Snyder Employment Law Seminar (May 2013)
  • "Preparing for “the Inevitable”: Evaluation, Discipline, & Discharge", Barley Snyder Employment Law Seminar (May 2013)
  • "Workers’ Compensation: Repetitive Injuries”, Barley Snyder Employment Law Seminar (May 2012)
  • Pennsylvania Employment Law Deskbook, contributing author

Community Involvement

  • Fulton Theatre; Board of Trustees
  • Lancaster Public Library; Secretary of the Board of Trustees, Steering Committee member
  • Congregation Shaarai Shomayim; Board of Trustees

Clerkships

  • Law Clerk to the Honorable Jane R. Roth, U.S. Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit (2008-2009)
  • Law Clerk to the Honorable Paul S. Diamond, U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania (2005-2006)

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Joshua L. Schwartz

Partner(717) 399-1535
jschwartz@barley.com
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Josh is a partner in the firm's Litigation and Employment Law groups and the head of the firm’s Workers’ Compensation practice. In that capacity, Josh represents public and private employers in litigation matters, administrative agency investigations, and labor arbitrations. Josh also counsels employers on issues related to injured workers, employee discipline and termination, workplace harassment, wage and hour compliance, medical leaves of absence, and labor relations.

Josh is versed in review and analysis of medical records, and regularly conducts deposition of physicians and other health care providers. Josh also handles appellate work for the firm, including appeals in medical malpractice cases. He most recently successfully handled such an appeal in a significant medical malpractice case before the Pennsylvania Superior Court. In more than a decade of litigation work, he has counseled health care providers on malpractice issues and has worked with other health care litigators at Barley Snyder in the defense of medical malpractice claims. Through this work, as well as his general litigation practice, he has gained insight into the perspective of doctors and health care institutions, which in turn informs his work with those clients.

In addition, Josh devotes a portion of his practice to general litigation matters, including commercial disputes, business torts, insurance coverage disputes, and defense of personal injury claims.

Before joining the firm, Josh was an associate at Williams & Connolly, LLP, in Washington, D.C., where he worked in commercial litigation, RICO, antitrust, consumer protection and unfair trade practices, trade secrets, securities litigation, misappropriation of ideas, land development disputes, civil rights litigation, and First Amendment litigation, among other areas.