Joseph W. Gross

Joseph W. Gross

Senior Associate, Washington, D.C.

Email joseph.gross@​

Phone +1 202 637 3670

Fax +1 202 637 5910

Practice groupLitigation

Joseph Gross draws on his political background to bring a strategic focus to complex civil litigation.

He concentrates his practice on business torts and contract disputes, especially those involving the automotive and insurance industries, and also advocates for automotive clients with the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA). Joseph has developed a broad knowledge in these areas and prides himself on helping clients solve tough problems efficiently.

While in law school, Joseph paved the way for his litigation practice by accepting externships with the Honorable Reggie B. Walton and the U.S. Department of Justice, Civil Division. He further honed his legal writing and research skills as Senior Articles Editor of the American University Law Review, where he won the Lura E. Turley prize for best student work published in the journal. Before he attended law school, Joseph worked in lobbying and political campaign consulting.

Education and admissions


J.D., American University Washington College of Law, magna cum laude, Order of the Coif, 2013

B.A., University of Pennsylvania, 2008


Member, Young Lawyers' Section, Maryland State Bar Association, 2013

Bar admissions and qualifications

District of Columbia


Court admissions

U.S. District Court, District of Columbia

Related industries

Automotive and Mobility Insurance

Related practices


Representative experience

Regularly represents automotive manufacturers in litigation with dealers.

Regularly represents major insurance company in complex coverage actions.

Regularly assists original equipment manufacturers in responding to NHTSA investigations.

Assisted pharmaceutical company in high-profile investigation.

Latest thinking and events

Published Works

Help Me Help You: Why Congress's Attempt to Cover Torts Committed by Indian Tribal Contractors with the FTCA Hurts the Government and the Tribes 62 Am. U. L. Rev. 383

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