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About Joseph

Joseph Lasher focuses his practice on complex commercial litigation matters, including federal and state court litigation and international and domestic arbitration. He advises clients through all phases of the litigation process, including motion practice, trial, and settlement. His litigation experience includes breach of contract and fraud claims, bankruptcy litigation, and intellectual property litigation. 

Joseph also devotes substantial time to pro bono matters, including representing clients in landlord-tenant disputes and assisting clients in immigration matters.

Joseph previously served as judicial intern to the Honorable Nanette Laughrey of the U.S. District Court for the Western District of Missouri. He also worked at the Duke Health Justice Clinic as a certified law student, representing clients in disability cases.

Experience

Recent Notable Matters

Pharmaceutical company — represented multinational pharmaceutical company in an International Chamber of Commerce (ICC) arbitration concerning alleged breaches of a license agreement resulting in an award of no damages

CARES Act Loan Programs — advising lenders and borrowers on documenting and other aspects of the loan programs offered under the US Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security Act (CARES Act)

Archdiocese of New York — part of the team to conduct an independent review of the Archdiocese of New York’s response to the clergy sexual abuse crisis

Natixis — as administrative agent for the first lien lender group in the MDC Energy LLC (d/b/a MDC Texas Energy) Chapter 11 bankruptcy case

Credentials

Education

Duke University School of Law,
J.D.
2017
University of Missouri,
B.A.
2014
magna cum laude

Bar Admissions

New York

News

Insights

Noteworthy

Noteworthy

Thomson Reuters
New York Metro Super Lawyers
Rising Star, 2020 - 2021
Duke University School of Law
Duke Environmental Law & Policy Forum
Editor-in-Chief
Duke University School of Law
Duke Journal of Comparative & International Law
Lead Editor
U.S. District Court for the Western District of Missouri
Judicial Intern
Missouri House of Representatives
Intern