Joshua L. Stearns
(502) 423-2034
Office: Louisville
J.D. University of Louisville, Brandeis School of Law, magna cum laude
Certificate in Accounting, Bellarmine University
B.A. University of Louisville, magna cum laude
Licensure: KY
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Josh Stearns focuses his practice in the areas of health care, corporate law, business transactions, and contracting. Josh graduated magna cum laude while participating as a student-athlete for the University of Louisville football team. Similarly, he graduated magna cum laude from the University of Louisville Brandeis School of Law, where he was the Editor-in-Chief for the Journal of Law and Education and a quarterfinalist on both the National Moot Court and National Tax Moot Court teams. Josh also earned a Certificate of Accounting from Bellarmine University while attending law school.

Work Experience

2018 Steptoe & Johnson PLLC
2017 Legal Extern, IRS Office of Chief Counsel
2016-2017 Summer Associate, Steptoe & Johnson PLLC
2015 Legal Intern, Cabinet for Health and Family Services

Speaking Engagements

"The Harmful Effects of Federal Regulation on Higher Education," 46 J.L. & Educ. 303-312 (2017)

Key Experience

Advised a national provider of home and community-based health services in its sale to a global private equity firm on regulatory issues including Medicaid fee-for-service and waiver programs, state licensing requirements, and changes in ownership and enrollment
Represents health care clients in Workforce Investment Opportunity Act issues involving reimbursement, cost limitations and similar negotiations and disputes with state and federal regulatory authorities
Represents national health care provider in corporate, regulatory, international, and governance matters

Memberships & Awards

Journal of Law and Education, Editor-in-Chief
National Moot Court Team
National Tax Moot Court Team