Josh Hsu is currently a partner at Jenner & Block, where he focuses on government controversies, crisis management, and congressional investigations. Josh most immediately served as Counsel to the Vice President, where he was the Vice President’s chief legal advisor. As her chief legal advisor, he provided counsel on key policy issues, focusing on reproductive rights, voting rights, criminal justice reform, and judicial nominations, including the historic nomination of Justice Ketanji Brown Jackson to the U.S. Supreme Court. Before joining the White House, Josh served as the Director of Judicial Nominations on the Biden-Harris Transition.  Prior to joining the Transition, Josh served as National Policy Director for then-Senator Kamala D. Harris’s presidential campaign.

Josh has also served in various capacities in government, the private sector, and in public interest.  This includes serving as Deputy Chief of Staff and General Counsel in then-Senator Harris’s Senate office. Before joining Harris’s Senate office, Josh served as Chief Counsel for Nominations for former Ranking Member Patrick J. Leahy of the Senate Judiciary Committee.  He has also practiced at the law firms of Paul, Weiss, Rifkind, Wharton & Garrison LLP and at O’Melveny & Myers LLP.  In addition, he was an attorney at the American Civil Liberties Union, National Legal Department.  Josh served as a law clerk to the Honorable Denny Chin, then-U.S. District Judge in the Southern District of New York.

Born in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil to parents of Taiwanese-descent and raised in New Jersey, Josh is a graduate of Georgetown University and Georgetown University Law Center.