Joshua David Rogaczewski - McDermott Will & Emery


As one of the Firm’s deputy general counsel, Joshua Rogaczewski focuses his practice on advising McDermott on professional-responsibility, loss-prevention and other compliance-related issues.

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  • Defended several farm-, construction- and automotive-equipment manufacturers in ERISA and LMRA class action litigation by unionized retirees—often in the US Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit, which had developed a retiree-friendly jurisprudence—seeking to prevent changes to health care benefits the retirees allege to be vested, and helping to produce a new way of thinking about vested benefits in the Sixth Circuit (vested but subject to reasonable changes) and a Supreme Court decision setting a nationwide standard for such cases
  • Represented a local civil rights organization in its attempts to make a local government program reasonably accessible to persons with disabilities in accordance with Title II of the American Disabilities Act of 1990, and its examination of program licensees’ compliance with the accessibility standards under Title III
  • Represented a former government employee against an agency for discrimination and retaliation under the Rehabilitation Act and Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 before the district court and the US Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit

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  • Washington Lawyers’ Committee for Civil Rights and Urban Affairs, 2011 Outstanding Achievement Award


  • DC Board of Professional Responsibility, Hearing Committee
  • DC Bar Foundation, Young Lawyers Network Leadership Council, inaugural member


Georgetown University Law Center, JD, cum laude, 2003
Harvard College, AB, magna cum laude, 1997

District of Columbia

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Joshua David Rogaczewski

Partner & Deputy General Counsel | Washington, DC

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Washington, DC: +1 202 756 8195

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Washington, DC: +1 202 591 2757