Joshua W. Ruthizer

Joshua W. Ruthizer


  • Columbia University School of Law (J.D., 2003)
  • Lafayette College (B.A. History, B.A. Philosophy, 2000)

Bar Admission

  • State of New York
  • State of Florida
  • Supreme Court of the United States
  • U.S. Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit
  • U.S. District Courts for the Southern, Eastern and Northern Districts of New York
  • U.S. District Courts for the Southern and Middle Districts of Florida

Josh Ruthizer is a partner whose practice focuses on securities and commercial litigation.

Joshua Ruthizer is a partner at Wolf Popper LLP, where he advises and represents clients in securities and complex commercial litigations.

Josh was lead counsel in the securities class action litigation against Microchip Technology Inc. related to Microchip’s alleged false statements concerning the acquisition of Microsemi Corporation.  In 2022, the litigation resulted in a settlement of $9 million for investors in Microchip common stock.  In 2017, Josh and Wolf Popper recovered $43.75 million in settlement for investors in Amedisys, Inc. common stock.  This securities fraud litigation alleged Amedisys was engaged in an undisclosed Medicare fraud scheme by which it improperly inflated Medicare reimbursements by pressuring and intimidating nurses and therapists to provide unnecessary treatment to trigger higher fees.  Josh and Wolf Popper also recovered $280 million for investors in Residential Mortgage Backed Securities issued by an affiliate of JPMorgan, and also secured a $45 million recovery for the State of New Jersey, Division of Investment in its opt-out litigation against Merrill Lynch.

Josh is a graduate of Lafayette College (B.A. History, B.A. Philosophy, 2000) and Columbia Law School (J.D., 2003).  Prior to joining Wolf Popper, Josh spent six years practicing commercial, securities, and intellectual property litigation at Proskauer Rose LLP.  Josh also participated in a six month public interest externship with the Corporation Counsel of the City of New York, first chairing more than fifteen jury trials in New York Supreme Court, Bronx County.  Josh is a member of The New York City Bar Association's Judiciary Committee, is a past member of the Federal Courts Committee, and chaired the Federal Courts Committee’s Supreme Court Subcommittee for three years.

Josh was awarded the Legal Aid Society's Award for Outstanding Pro Bono service in 2005 and was an Empire State Counsel honoree in 2008.  Josh was named as a Super Lawyer (New York Metro Edition) in the practice area of Securities Litigation in 2019, 2020, and 2021.  Josh was listed as a Rising Star in Securities Litigation by Super Lawyers from 2014 through 2018.

Josh also lectures concerning securities fraud and fiduciary duty issues at investor and pension plan forums.  Some of his recent presentations and panel discussions include:

The Case For and Against Shareholders Litigating ESG Issues, National Conference on Public Employee Retirement Systems Annual Conference & Exhibition, May 25, 2022;

Will Crypto Currency ever be appropriate for Institutional Investors?; KORIED Plan Sponsor Educational Institute, January 21, 2022

Law & Disorder…Ripped from the Headlines, KORIED Plan Sponsor Educational Institute, January 19, 2022;

Securities Fraud Litigation in the Age of Covid-19: Trends, Issues, and Practical Implications, KORIED Global Summit, July 15, 2021;

Securities Fraud in the Age of COVID-19: Protecting Your Portfolio, National Conference on Public Employee Retirement Systems Virtual Fall Conference, February 2, 2021;

Securities Litigation Q&A, Florida Public Pension Trustees Association Trustee School, February 4, 2019;

Ten Years After the Financial Crisis:  Where Are We Now? Texas Association of Public Employee Retirement Systems’ 2018 Summer Educational Forum, August 13, 2018; and

Hot Topics in Corporate Governance, Texas Association of Public Employee Retirement Systems’ 2018 Annual Conference, April 16, 2018.