Retired U.S. Appeals Judge Joseph Greenaway Jr. to join Arnold & Porter

Judge Joseph Greenaway, Jr., who recently stepped down from the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit will join Arnold & Porter as a partner in September, according to a Tuesday announcement from the firm. Greenway will be a member of Arnold & Porter’s Appellate & Supreme Court, Complex Litigation, and White-Collar practices, and will be resident in Newark and New York.

“Judge Greenaway has had an extremely distinguished career on the bench, in academia, as a federal prosecutor, in-house counsel, and in private practice,” Richard Alexander, chairman of Arnold & Porter said. “During his tenure as a judge on the United States District Court for the District of New Jersey and the United States Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit, he earned a reputation as a fair and precise jurist with an unwavering passion for the law.”

Nominated by President Bill Clinton, Greenaway served for more than 13 years on the United States District Court for the District of New Jersey. In 2010, President Barack Obama elevated Greenaway to the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit, where he served until last month. Earlier in his career, Greenaway was an Assistant United States Attorney for the District of New Jersey, and held the post of Chief of Narcotics. Following his tenure as a federal prosecutor, and before he went on the bench, Greenaway was an in-house counsel at Johnson & Johnson.

Paul Fishman, head of Arnold & Porter’s Newark office and the firm’s Crisis Management and Strategic Response team, said: “I am thrilled that Judge Greenaway is joining Arnold & Porter. He is an extremely thoughtful and measured lawyer with excellent judgment. He is a beloved and respected figure among his colleagues on the bench and in the bar, and his experience will add a wonderful and unique dimension to the firm’s sophisticated and accomplished litigation team.”

In joining the firm, Judge Greenaway commented: “I have admired the lawyers at Arnold & Porter for years. The firm has extraordinary appellate, civil, and criminal litigators with well-deserved reputations for successfully handling complex, high-profile cases. It is also a firm with a spectacular commitment to pro bono work, and I hope that my experience can bring a significant additional dimension to all of that work.”

Greenaway earned his J.D. from Harvard Law School and his B.A. from Columbia University. He began his legal career as a litigation associate in private practice and clerked for the late Hon. Vincent L. Broderick of the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of New York.