Joshua Gruenspecht is Of Counsel in the Washington, D.C., office of Wilson Sonsini Goodrich & Rosati, where he advises clients in the telecommunications, technology, media, and defense sectors on transactional, regulatory, and litigation matters.
Joshua routinely represents domestic businesses and foreign entities before the Committee on Foreign Investment in the United States (CFIUS), Defense Security Service (DSS), Federal Communications Commission (FCC), federal defense and intelligence agencies, state utilities commissions, and other government bodies on national security, cybersecurity, and communications matters.
He has negotiated security agreements, information sharing agreements, and network and physical security plans and policies with CFIUS, DSS, the FCC, and various other federal agencies. He currently represents the National Venture Capital Association (NVCA) in connection with the rulemaking that will implement CFIUS reform legislation.
In addition, Joshua represents companies in cybersecurity-related matters, consults on cybersecurity policies and practices, and negotiates with government agencies over access to internal networks, source code, and sensitive business information.
He has represented energy companies, technology companies, and online service providers before various federal agencies over cooperative information sharing and research and development agreements, including those granting governmental access to information protected pursuant to the Electronic Communications Privacy Act, the Stored Communications Act, the pen/trap statutes, sector-specific regulations, and various federal and state privacy statutes.
He also has worked with a number of Fortune 500 companies in responding to congressional, federal, and state regulatory agency requests for information regarding their cybersecurity preparedness. Prior to joining WSGR, Joshua worked at a multinational law firm based in Washington, D.C.
He was previously a Cybersecurity Fellow with the Center for Democracy and Technology, as well as an engineer working on network security research and development for the federal government and BBN Technologies, focusing on device exploitation and computer network exploitation.
- J.D., Harvard Law School, 2010
- B.S., Yale University, 2002
- Bar of the District of Columbia
- State Bar of Maryland
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