Joshua D. Arisohn is a Partner with Bursor & Fisher, P.A. Josh has litigated precedent-setting cases in the areas of consumer class actions and terrorism. He participated in the first ever trial to take place under the Anti-Terrorism Act, a statute that affords U.S. citizens the right to assert federal claims for injuries arising out of acts of international terrorism. Josh’s practice continues to focus on terrorism-related matters as well as class actions.
Josh is admitted to the State Bar of New York and is a member of the bars of the United States District Courts for the Southern District of New York and the Eastern District of New York.
Josh previously practiced at Dewey & LeBoeuf LLP and DLA Piper LLP. He graduated from Columbia University School of Law in 2006, where he was a Harlan Fiske Stone Scholar, and received his B.A. from Cornell University in 2002. Josh has been honored as a 2015, 2016 and 2017 Super Lawyer Rising Star.
Selected Published Decisions:
Perez v. Monster Inc., 149 F. Supp. 3d 1176 (N.D. Cal. 2016), denying defendants’ motion to dismiss claims that manufacturer and retailer of HDMI cables fraudulently represented the need for high bandwidths.
Morris v. SolarCity Corp., 2016 WL 1359378 (N.D. Cal. Apr. 4, 2016), denying defendant’s motion to dismiss claims that solar company illegally called consumers using an artificial or prerecorded voice and an automatic telephone dialing system.
Boelter v. Hearst Commc’ns, Inc., 192 F. Supp. 3d 427 (S.D.N.Y. 2016), denying defendant’s motion to dismiss and finding that the Michigan Video Rental Privacy Act does not violate the First Amendment.
Edwards v. Oportun, Inc., 193 F. Supp. 3d 1096 (N.D. Cal. 2016), denying defendant’s motion dismiss and rejecting its argument that providing a class representative with a cashier’s check for his individual damages mooted his individual and class claims.
Selected Class Settlements:
Morris v. SolarCity Corp., Case No. 3:15-cv-05107-RS (N.D. Cal.) – final approval granted for $15 million class settlement to resolve claims under the Telephone Consumer Protection Act (“TCPA”), 47 U.S.C. § 227 et seq.