Harvard Law School, J.D., magna cum laude, 2010

  • Research Assistant to Professor Laurence Tribe, 2008-2010

  • Article Editor, Harvard Law & Policy Review, 2008

Northwestern University, B.S., magna cum laude, 2006

  • National Intercollegiate Debate Champion, 2005; Top Oralist, 2006


Law Clerk, Judge Diana Gribbon Motz, U.S. Court of Appeals, Fourth Circuit, 2010-2011

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Joshua D. Branson

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Joshua Branson has represented corporate and individual clients in a variety of litigation matters.  He has drafted numerous merits, certiorari, and amicus briefs in the U.S. Supreme Court, delivered oral argument in multiple U.S. Courts of Appeals, and worked on a range of pre-trial matters – including taking depositions, preparing expert reports, and litigating motions – in complex multidistrict and qui tam actions.  He also has represented clients in regulatory proceedings before the Federal Communications Commission.

Prior to joining Kellogg Huber Hansen, Mr. Branson served as a law clerk to the Honorable Diana Gribbon Motz on the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit in Baltimore.  Mr. Branson graduated magna cum laude from Harvard Law School, where he was a research assistant to Professor Laurence Tribe.  Prior to law school, he researched nuclear nonproliferation issues at the Center for Strategic & International Studies and was a national champion policy debater at Northwestern University.


Too Hot for Courts to Handle: Fuel Temperatures, Global Warming, and the Political Question Doctrine, with Laurence H. Tribe and Tristan L. Duncan, Washington Legal Foundation Working Paper No. 169 (Jan. 2010)