Vinu G. Joseph Associate

Vinu focuses his practice in the area of government investigations and white collar litigation. Vinu has experience litigating a wide variety of matters in federal and state court.

Before joining McGuireWoods, Vinu worked in the Chicago office of an international law firm, litigating class action, products liability, RICO, bankruptcy, and breach-of-contract matters. He is also committed to pro bono service, working in the areas of domestic violence, adult guardianship, and immigrant rights.

While in law school, Vinu served as a board member for the first-year oral advocacy competition and participated in the school’s state and federal criminal appellate clinics. He also worked as a legal intern for the Honorable Robert H. Cleland in the Eastern District of Michigan and the Honorable Helene N. White in the Sixth Circuit Court of Appeals.

Before his law career, Vinu consulted corporations and entertainment and nonprofit organizations to develop strategies for corporate sponsorship and philanthropy.

"I work constantly to earn the trust clients place in the firm and in me to solve their pressing challenges."

Experience

Represented automaker in nationwide personal injury and economic loss litigation.

Represented real estate developers in multiple breach-of-contract suits and federal RICO litigation against lender and surety provider.

Represented oil and gas exploration company in bankruptcy confirmation proceedings, including investigation of alleged FCPA violations.

Represented national retailer in breach-of-contract suit against competing retailer.

Represented national food and beverage company in contract dispute with former equityholders.

Represented energy provider in bankruptcy confirmation proceedings.

Served as guardian ad litem for adult guardianship cases.

Won dismissal of defamation claims against domestic violence advocacy organization.

Negotiated sentence reduction for state prisoner asserting claim of police torture.

Obtained deferral of deportation for Honduran immigrant under Convention Against Torture.

  • University of Michigan Law School, JD, cum laude, 2012
  • University of Massachusetts Amherst, MS, 2002
  • Northwestern University, BA, 2001
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