Joshua R. Hochberg

Joshua R. Hochberg

Partner - Washington, DC
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1900 K Street NW
Washington, DC 20006
TEL: 202.496.7691
FAX: 202.496.7756
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Joshua R. Hochberg's practice focuses on individual and corporate white collar defense, internal investigations, and compliance.  He has conducted significant investigations as a Court appointed Bankruptcy Examiner.  In addition, he has a proven track record of successfully defending CEOs and public officials in connection with accounting, FCPA, and corruption investigations.  He has defended large corporations in suits seeking civil monetary damages.

Notable Engagements

Prior Experience

Prior to joining MLA, Mr. Hochberg was the long-time Chief of the Fraud Section in the Criminal Division of the DOJ.  He organized nationally significant complex investigations and prosecutions of securities, health care, bank fraud, and corporate matters including as Acting United States Attorney for the investigation of Enron.  He also supervised all Foreign Corrupt Practices Act investigations and prosecutions nationwide.  Working with the Securities and Exchange Commission, Mr. Hochberg negotiated major global settlements of accounting fraud matters.  He is highly experienced with evaluating the DOJ expectations for corporate voluntary disclosures, corporate cooperation, and settlement parameters.

While at the DOJ, Mr. Hochberg received the highest award for litigation, the "Attorney General’s John Marshall Award." He has also been a recipient of the Criminal Division’s highest award, the "Henry E. Petersen Memorial Award."

Mr. Hochberg is a frequent speaker at ABA, SEC, and HHS conferences addressing white collar crime issues.


Bar Admissions

Seminars and Presentations:

  • "Receivers/Trustees/Monitors: Navigating the Minefield," Panel Moderator, ABA National Institute on Securities Fraud, New Orleans, Louisiana, November 15, 2012
  • "Creative Investigative Techniques In White Collar Cases," Panel Moderator, ABA National Institute on White Collar Crime, March 2012
  • "Internal Investigations: Where Is My Deputy Badge?" Panelist, ABA National Institute on Securities Fraud, November 3-4, 2011
  • "What You Need to Know About the U.K. Bribery Act," Presenter, McKenna Long & Aldridge Webinar, June 22, 2011
  • "Section 304 Actions," Panel Moderator, ABA National Institute on Securities Fraud, October 2010
  • "Monitors, Examiners, and Receivers: Corporate Watchdogs, Investigators or Liquidators?"  Panel Moderator, ABA White Collar Crime Conference, Miami, Florida, February 25, 2010
  • "Litigation Strategies," Speaker, Class Action Litigation 2009: Prosecution and Defense Strategies, New York, NY; July 10, 2009
  • "Ethical Issues in White Collar Cases," Panelist, ABA White Collar Crime Conference, San Francisco, CA; March 5, 2009
  • "Corporate Compliance-Reducing Exposure to Severe Sanctions," Panel Moderator, Southeastern Health Care Fraud Institute, Atlanta, Georgia; December 18, 2008
  • "Monitors: When, Why, and How?" Panel Moderator, ABA National Institute on Securities Fraud, Washington, DC; October 2, 2008