Solutions in a Competitive World

Joshua S. Kauke

Phone: (202) 733-6713


  • JD, American University, WCL, 2009
  • BA, Princeton University, 2004

Bar and Court Admissions

  • District of Columbia
  • Virginia

Inspiration to be a litigator struck Josh Kauke in 2003, over 1000 feet below ground in a salt mine beneath Detroit, Michigan. At the time, Josh was a rising college senior interning for Ann Arbor law firm Hooper Hathaway Price Beuche & Wallace, P.C., in part to determine whether law was viable career path. Josh figured that any job that challenges you to master new subjects, such as underground mining, was likely to offer a lifetime of diverse experiences and continuing education. He hasn’t been disappointed.

Josh joined Sperduto Thompson & Gassler’s predecessor as an Associate in 2011. His work for the firm focuses primarily on complex litigation matters, and has included disputes in commercial, construction, employment, and government contract fields. Josh has also represented and advised clients in corporate, regulatory, tax, and insurance matters. He is proud to have represented a diverse book of clients — ranging from U.S. affiliates of multinational corporations to local business owners to local start-up companies to individual clients — and he endeavors to give each and every client the same level of value, commitment, service, and respect.

Prior to joining up with Kim Sperduto in 2011, Josh worked as a contract attorney on a number of high-profile civil litigation cases, including matters concerning trademark infringement, antitrust, and breach of contract, and across a variety of commercial fields. Josh graduated with honors from The American University, Washington College of Law in May 2009. During law school, he interned at the United States Department of Justice, Tax Division, in both civil and criminal sections. In addition, he interned at the whistleblower law firm of Kohn, Kohn & Colapinto, LLP. Before law school, he worked as a paralegal at Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher, LLP in Washington, D.C. in the corporate and tax practice sections. Josh earned his B.A. in English in 2004 from Princeton University, where he earned All-Ivy honors in Track and Field.

When he is not at the office, Josh is likely spending time with his wife and young daughters, reading a book, out on a hike, or on a run. About half a dozen times a year, Josh interviews college applicants as part of Princeton University’s Alumni Schools Committee interview process.