Joseph J. Cavanaugh

Joseph J. Cavanaugh

Washington, D.C.

Email joe.cavanaugh@​

Phone +1 202 637 2458

Fax +1 202 637 5910

Practice groupLitigation, Arbitration, and Employment

Joe Cavanaugh represents clients in a range of commercial litigation matters, with a particular focus on privacy and data security litigation. He advises organizations that have suffered a cyber attack in addressing government inquiries and investigations, and in assisting the management of numerous lawsuits filed after an attack.

Joe also has experience representing clients facing complex, high-profile congressional inquiries. He counsels clients in responding to requests for documents and preparing witnesses for congressional hearings and interviews.

While at Georgetown Law, Joe served as the Chief Administrative Editor for the American Criminal Law Review and as a law fellow for the First-Year Legal Research and Writing Program. He also worked at the Department of Justice's Computer Crimes and Intellectual Property Section as well as the Senate Judiciary Committee.

Prior to law school, Joe spent an academic year in Madrid, Spain on a Fulbright Scholarship.

Education and admissions


J.D., Georgetown University Law Center, cum laude, 2018

B.A., College of the Holy Cross, magna cum laude, 2012

Bar admissions and qualifications

District of Columbia

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