He is extremely well versed in policy and the potential impacts to our business.

Chambers USA, 2022

Josh Zive is an advocate and counselor for clients confronting complex legislative, regulatory, and legal compliance issues. He has worked with clients in wide range of industry sectors to develop and implement advocacy strategies built on a deep knowledge of the client’s needs and arguments that can succeed in front of legal, political, and public audiences. Josh works with clients on all stages of legislative and regulatory advocacy, and is able to help clients design and implement strategies to have an impact on public policy. This work includes crafting formal rulemaking comments, designing effective lobbying strategies, and the development and implementation of public messaging campaigns.

Josh is also skilled at working with clients on unique compliance matters related to Dodd-­Frank, international economic sanctions and foreign investment laws. He has delivered presentations at anti-corruption seminars in the United States and abroad, and has helped leading international companies develop training and compliance programs designed to prevent violations of U.S. and international trade laws, helped clients successfully navigate the Committee on Foreign Investment in the United States (CFIUS) process many times. Additionally, Josh works with a wide range of clients on issues involving political action committees (PACs), ethics and election law, and compliance with lobbying disclosure laws.

Josh joined Bracewell after completing a legal education focused on trial advocacy and a graduate education focused on persuasion and argument. He has provided commentary on matters involving legislation, political law and international trade to a wide variety of media outlets, including the BBC, the Los Angeles Times, The Wall Street Journal, and numerous other legal and trade publications.