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

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Recognition

  • Central Penn Business Journal (Forty Under Forty, 2015)

Presentations

  • "Legal Issues Encountered During the Hiring Process", 2018 Barley Snyder Employment Seminar (May 2018)
  • "Workers’ Compensation: The Role of the Independent Medical Examiner", 2018 Barley Snyder Employment Seminar (May 2018)
  • "Non-Compete Litigation and the Computer Fraud and Abuse Act", 2018 Barley Snyder Employment Seminar (May 2018)
  • "2018 Employee Handbook Workshop", Lancaster Chamber (March 2018)
  • "Navigating Pennsylvania’s Medical Marijuana Act and the Creation of a New Protected Class", 2017 Barley Snyder Employment Seminar (April 2017)
  • "Workers’ Compensation: The Panel Physician", 2017 Barley Snyder Employment Seminar (April 2017)
  • “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 chair 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.

In addition, Josh devotes a portion of his practice to other litigation and appeal matters, including commercial disputes, business torts, insurance coverage disputes, personal injury claims and medical malpractice claims. Josh has experience in review and analysis of medical records and regularly conducts deposition of physicians and other health care providers. He recently successfully handled an appeal in a significant medical malpractice case before the Pennsylvania Superior Court. 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.

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.

Josh has been certified as a specialist in the practice of workers' compensation law by the Pennsylvania Bar Association's Section on Workers' Compensation Law, as authorized by the Pennsylvania Supreme Court.