Josh D. Whitlock

Josh practices primarily in the areas of higher education and commercial litigation.

In the higher education context, Josh defends and counsels colleges and universities in connection with a variety of issues, including Title IX, ADA, Section 504, FERPA, Title VII, and program integrity rules compliance; administration of international programs; and sexual misconduct, student lending, student discipline, tenure, and general employment matters.

Josh has emerged as a national thought leader on student sexual misconduct-related and Title IX-related claims and compliance and frequently speaks and publishes on these issues.

He also is the former chair of the North Carolina Bar Association Education Law Section, part of a McGuireWoods team that teaches the Higher Education Practicum at the Washington and Lee University School of Law, and an active member of the National Association of College and University Attorneys and the Association of Private Sector Colleges and Universities.

In the commercial litigation context, Josh represents and counsels clients in connection with contract and insurance coverage disputes, loan default collection matters, and electronic discovery issues.

Josh frequently uses his Spanish fluency and extensive experience living and working in Latin America to benefit McGuireWoods clients. For example, he often interviews and deposes Spanish-speaking witnesses and has repeatedly traveled to Latin America to represent and counsel clients in a variety of matters.

Additionally, Josh is actively involved in pro bono work, including the representation of Spanish-speaking immigrants in obtaining domestic violence protection orders and the representation of adults with mental health disabilities.

Good to know

Areas of Practice 1) Commercial Litigation, 2) Financial Services Litigation and 3) Labor and Employment
Law School William & Mary Law School, J.D., 2006
Education Brigham Young University, B.A., 2002
Bar Member / Association North Carolina State Bar Association
Most recent firm McGuireWoods LLP
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