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Josh has over two decades of experience guiding companies such as insurers and other providers of financial services through the management of corporate governance matters, the complexities of regulatory compliance, and corporate transactions.

Josh brings a unique perspective to private practice, having served as the U.S. general counsel for a top North American insurance and financial services provider and holding multiple non-legal operations and marketing leadership roles at financial services industry providers. He uses this extensive background to counsel corporate clients across a vast array of legal, compliance, operations, and marketing challenges, including matters such as insurance regulatory issues, reinsurance and risk management, distributor contracting and regulatory oversight, and executive management support. Josh often serves as clients’ primary outside counsel in a broad range of areas and enjoys helping corporate clients thrive through the management of day-to-day legal challenges as well as larger, long-term projects.

In the compliance and regulatory area, Josh provides clients with real-world, practical advice, having served as lead contact with insurance departments and other regulatory agencies on various matters. He provides sophisticated advice in a business-friendly manner in areas such as the Insurance Holding Company Act and related insurance regulatory issues; the Telephone Consumer Privacy Act (TCPA); various privacy matters including HIPAA, GLBA, California Consumer Privacy Act and the NAIC Model Data Security Law; USA PATRIOT Act and the Bank Secrecy Act (BSA); ORSA and CGAD; among many others.

Josh also enjoys guiding clients in the transactional setting at all stages of M&A. He has provided advice in connection with well over $1 billion in transactions and has led teams assessing post-transaction challenges and developing effective and efficient integration plans.




  • J.D., Washington University School of Law
  • B.A., University of Northern Iowa, College of Business Administration
    • Finance
    • magna cum laude


  • Texas
  • Missouri
  • Illinois
  • Iowa

Professional Memberships and Certifications

  • American Bar Association
  • Association of Corporate Counsel, Past Member
  • Chartered Life Underwriter, The American College of Financial Services
  • Fellow, Life Management Institute, Life Office Management Association
  • Fellow, Financial Services Institute, Life Office Management Association

*Contact Joshua to set up an in-person consultation by appointment in the Austin office.
2023 Pro Bono Contributor

Across the board and up and down, there’s been support for my practice.

  • Directed legal and regulatory aspects of $720M acquisition of one of the largest independent providers in the U.S. vehicle warranty market, an acquisition several times larger than any other in the client's history.
  • Led legal, due diligence, and regulatory matters involving $134.5M stock purchase of a group of vehicle warranty providers, including an Ohio-domiciled property and casualty insurer.
  • Other M&A exposure includes experience in the banking and gaming industries, such as purchase by $20 billion publicly traded banking client of another publicly traded bank, and asset purchase of casino properties by publicly traded casino operator.
  • Significant corporate secretarial and governance experience, working closely with corporate boards and C-suite regarding both material legal and compliance matters as well as significant business issues.
  • Broad experience as in-house and general counsel provide a unique perspective, offering valuable insight from a general counsel's viewpoint in terms of client service and expectations.
In-House Counsel Experience
  • Chief U.S. Counsel & Corporate Secretary, iA Financial Group, 2015-2022
  • General Counsel, Brokerage, Assistant VP & Assistant General Counsel, and additional responsibilities, Transamerica, 2002-2015