Ashish S. Joshi

Ann Arbor, MI

Ashish Joshi, owner and managing partner of the firm, serves as the lead counsel in high-stakes, complex disputes and litigation matters. Mr. Joshi has counseled and/or represented clients in state and federal courts across the United States and internationally, including in India, United Kingdom, Canada, Luxembourg, Hong Kong, British Virgin Islands, and China. Mr. Joshi has been admitted to the Bar of the Supreme Court of the United States, State Bars of New York, Michigan, District of Columbia, and Gujarat, India.

Mr. Joshi’s focus lies at the intersection of forensic sciences, human rights, and complex disputes in situations involving severe parental alienation and psychological maltreatment of children, false allegations of child abuse, recovery of abducted children and/or hidden assets in foreign jurisdictions and multi-jurisdictional disputes. He has served as lead counsel in some of the most significant matters in these specialized areas of law. His cases have covered a wide spectrum, from international cases involving theft of trade secrets to highly contentious celebrity divorce cases involving millions of dollars of marital estate, from cases involving severe parental alienation and holding children hostage to cases of false allegations of sexual abuse, from a case involving the Hague Convention on International Child Abduction to a World Bank project mired in litigation in a foreign jurisdiction amidst allegations of local corruption, from cases alleging Medicare and healthcare fraud, insider trading, RICO and money laundering to alien smuggling and child pornography. Mr. Joshi and his team have represented clients around the country and internationally.

A prolific author, Mr. Joshi has published a number of articles and co-authored books on several legal topics including parental alienation, criminal defense, commercial litigation, international litigation, and trial practice. He has made several presentations for continuing legal education programs hosted by the American Bar Association, the National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers, and various state and local bar associations.

Mr. Joshi is privileged to serve as the Editor in Chief for Litigation, the journal of the American Bar Association’s Section of Litigation and on the Advisory Board for Champion, the journal published by the National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers. Mr. Joshi also served on the Board of Directors of the National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers based in Washington, D.C.


  • Temporary No-Contact Orders: The Necessary Ingredient for Effective Reunification in Cases Involving Parental Alienation, Michigan Family Law Journal, February, 2020
  • Understanding International Criminal Law, Contributing Author, Aspatore Publication, 2014
  • Cultural Issues in Criminal Defense, Contributing Author, Juris Publication, Third Edition, 2010
  • Careers in Criminal Law, Contributing Author, American Bar Association Publication, 2010
  • Interview with Michael Kim, Litigation, Winter 2019
  • Parental Alienation and teh Role of GALS and LGALs (Parts 1 & 2), Michigan Family Law Journal, August/September 2018 and October 2018
  • Interview with Kenneth Feinberg, Litigation, Spring 2018
  • Taking Offense: An Interview with Alan Dershowitz, Litigation, Summer 2017
  • A Report from the Front: An Interview with Justice Stephen Breyer, Litigation, Winter 2017
  • Parental Alienation: Remedies, Michigan Family Law Journal, November 2016
  • Parental Alienation: The Problem, Michigan Family Law Journal, October 2016
  • Lack of Diversity: A National Problem with Individual Consequences, Litigation, Spring, 2015
  • Leave Me Alone! Europe’s “Right to be Forgotten”, Litigation, Spring, 2015
  • Defending Masters of the Universe in White-Collar Cases (co-author Andrew Bossory). Litigation, Summer 2013 (Reprinted as Rich Ain't A Crime! Defending Masters of the Universe in White Collar Cases, Westlaw Journal White-Collar Crime vol. 27, issue 11 / August 2013)
  • Taint Hearing: Scientific and Legal Underpinnings, The Champion, NACDL November 2011
  • Conducting an Internal Investigation While the Rest of the World Watches, ABA’s Litigation & Criminal Justice Sections’ Annual Program (Written Materials), April 2011
  • International Investigations: Too Fast, Too Furious, ABA’s International Law Section Spring 2011 Program (Written Materials), April 2011
  • RICO and the Theft of Trade Secrets, Business Torts Journal, Fall 2010
  • Cross-Border Investigations: Key Issues, ABA's National Institute on Securities Fraud, 2009
  • Corporate Miranda: Clarifying Lawyers' Loyalty During An Internal Investigation, Business Law Today, September - October, 2009
  • Britain's Fight Against The 'Silver Lance': A Radical Overhaul of the U.K.'s Bribery Laws, The Champion, February, 2009
  • Clawback Agreements in Commercial Litigation: Can you Unring A Bell?, Michigan Bar Journal, December, 2008
  • Mergers & Acquisitions in India, The Michigan Business Law Journal, Summer, 2008
  • Is That What I Meant? Litigating Intent in White Collar Crime, The Cmampion, NACDL September/October 2007
  • Corporate Criminal Liability in India, Michigan International Lawyer, Fall 2007
  • Corporate Counsel, Internal Investigation and the Government Investigation: A Brief Primer in Making Your Way Through a Potential Minefield, ABA's Business and Corporate Litigation Newsletter, Summer, 2007
  • Third Party Beneficiaries in Construction Litigation, The Michigan Business Law Journal, Summer, 2007
  • An End to Backseat Driving? The Thompson Memorandum and Government Tactics in White Collar Crime Investigation and Prosecution, The Michigan Business Law Journal, Spring, 2007
  • In the Shadows: The Business Judgment Rule Amid the Recent Corporate Scandals, The Michigan Business Law Journal, Summer, 2005
  • Changes in India's Patent Laws and its Repercussions on the Global Drug Industry, Michigan International Lawyer, Fall, 2005
  • Applying Revised MRE 702 & 703 to Administrative Hearings, 19, Michigan Lawyers Weekly, 1024


  • Parental Alienation: International Initiatives, PASG Conference, Stockholm (Sweden), August 2018
  • Parental Alienation, Child Abuse, and Human Rights, Oslo (Norway), August 2018
  • Litigating Parental Alienation, Parental Alienation Awareness Conference, Erie, Pennsylvania, April 27, 1028
  • $$$ Without Borders: Tracing Hidden Assets in International Divorce, ICLE, Michigan, November 2017
  • What Evidence do Judges Need to Intervene in Parental Alienation Cases? SBM Family Law Section, Mackinac Island, Michigan, July 22, 2017
  • Litigating Parental Alienation, GTLA Bar Association, Michigan, May 24, 2017
  • Issues Involved in International Divorce, ICLE Family Law Institute, Michigan, November 11, 2016
  • How to Identify Parental Alienation and What Should Be Done About It, Trends & Emerging Issues at the Intersection of Mental Health and Family Law, Omaha Nebraska, September 23, 2016
  • Parental Alienation, Practical Law, Bloomfield Hills, Michigan, September 6, 2016
  • Anti-Money Laundering & FCPA Issues in Cross Border Transactions, ABA-SILF Program, New Delhi, February 17-19, 2016
  • The Use of Experts in Child CSC Cases, CDAM’s Spring Conference March 12-14 2015, Troy Michigan
  • Regulatory Environment Affecting Partnering: “Nothing either good or bad”, UIA’s 10th Winter Seminar: Cross Border Business Partnering 2015: Corporate, Business, Regulatory and Litigation Aspects, Breckenridge, Colorado, February 21 - 28 2015
  • Watercooler Effect: Controlling Rumors During a White Collar Investigation, ABA’s Litigation Section, Chicago, August 2012
  • Representing Corporations in High Stakes White Collar Cases, ABA’s Litigation Section, Las Vegas, April 2012
  • Foreign Discovery in Criminal Cases, NACDL Webcast, August 2011
  • Foreign Corrupt Practices Act, WEST Group Webcast, August 2011
  • Cross-Border Investigations in Defense, Energy, and Technology Sectors, ABA’s National Institute on the Internal Corporate Investigations and In-House Counsel, May 2011
  • Conducting an Internal Investigation While the Rest of the World Watches, Program Chair - ABA’s Litigation & Criminal Justice Sections’ Annual Program, April 2011
  • International Investigations: Too Fast Too Furious, Program Chair - ABA’s International Law Section Spring 2011 Program, April 2011
  • Conducting an International Investigation, State Bar of Michigan, November 2010
  • Cultural Issues in Criminal Defense, ABA's 19th Annual National Federal Sentencing Guidelines Seminar, May 2010
  • Data Privacy, Michigan International Chamber of Commerce, April 2010
  • Conflicts of Laws in Cross-Border Investigations and Prosecutions: Is Comity Dead?, ABA's Fourth National Institute on Securities Fraud, October 2009
  • How to Be a Successful Summer Associate / Intern, South Asian Bar Association of Michigan, July 2009
  • Interviewed by Forbes India magazine on the Satyam case, Forbes India, February 2009
  • Protecting Your Trade Secrets, Indo-American Chamber of Commerce, July 2008
  • Government Tactics in White Collar Investigation and Prosecution, Guest Speaker at Kemp Klein Law Firm, May 2007
  • Parental Alienation: The Legal Landscape and Pitfalls, PASG Conference, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, September 12, 2019
  • First Things First: It’s a Mistake to Think Like a Lawyer When Representing Targeted Parents, PASG Conference, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, September 13, 2019


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