Joel Dodge's practice focuses on securities, commodities and general litigation. He has defended entities and individuals in prominent government investigations and prosecutions brought by the United States Attorney's Office, the New York Attorney General, the Commodity Futures Trading Commission and the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission. Mr. Dodge has also advised public officials, candidates and committees in political representations regarding election law and campaign finance regulations.

Recently, Mr. Dodge was part of a litigation team that helped initiate emergency litigation in the federal district court on behalf of the National League of Women Voters and the Alabama, Kansas and Georgia Leagues of Women Voters, successfully challenging state efforts to require individuals to provide certain documents proving their citizenship before registering to vote.

Additionally, Mr. Dodge co-authored an amicus brief to the Supreme Court on behalf of 163 members of Congress in connection with the Whole Woman’s Health v. Cole case. The Court ultimately overturned Texas’s restrictive law.

He also developed a novel legal defense of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act in an amicus brief to the Supreme Court on behalf of a group of social justice organizations in King v. Burwell. His argument was then referenced by Justices Kennedy, Sotomayor and Alito in favor of the government to uphold the Act. 


New York, 2015; U.S. Court of Appeals, District of Columbia Circuit, 2016


J.D., cum laude, Boston University School of Law, 2014; Editor, Boston University Law Review; G. Joseph Tauro Scholar

B.A., magna cum laude, State University of New York, Geneseo , 2011; Phi Beta Kappa