David H. Joseph

Co-Chair & Director of Strategic Growth, Business


David Joseph


David Joseph is the co-chair and director of strategic growth of Stradley Ronon’s business department and sits on the firm’s board of directors. David served as chair of the business department for over 10 years, where he was responsible for the management and oversight of more than 70 attorneys across a diverse array of transactional and advisory disciplines, including corporate, mergers and acquisitions, securities, finance, intellectual property, real estate and government affairs. In his new role as co-chair and director of strategic growth, David works closely with department practice group leaders to develop and execute strategic growth initiatives across all markets served by the firm. As a member of the firm’s board of directors, David works to advance broader firm strategic and operational initiatives.

David also maintains a thriving practice, advising private and public companies in a variety of industries on business and transactional matters. His practice includes securitization and structured finance, litigation funding, mergers and acquisitions, public and private securities offerings, joint ventures, private investment funds, derivatives, commercial finance and general corporate work. David is particularly active in the mortgage finance industry, regularly representing originators, servicers, investors, insurers and other market participants in transactions and matters involving mortgage loans, mortgage servicing rights and mortgage-backed securities.

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Representative Matters

  • represented a global real estate investment manager with an equity investment in one of the largest and fastest-growing private data center developers in the Americas
  • represented a community banking company in a $500 million securitization of a portfolio of unsecured consumer installment loans
  • helped a patent litigation funding platform design and execute a novel, programmatic financing structure for multiple large patent infringement cases
  • counseled a private equity client in connection with a series of large distressed debt acquisitions in Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands
  • represented national mortgage originators in the negotiation and implementation of mortgage loan flow sale and servicing arrangements, whole loan trades and mortgage servicing rights trades with various capital markets counterparties
  • handled a wide array of marketplace and other fintech loan purchase, sale and securitization transactions for a national mutual fund complex
  • worked with a broad range of institutional investors to craft and implement strategies to mitigate losses on their portfolios of private label residential mortgage-backed securities
  • acted as issuer counsel for a federal government agency in connection with its program to re-securitize mortgage-backed securities and asset-backed securities held by failed financial institutions
  • counseled a publicly held bank holding company in connection with the acquisition of multiple bank holding companies, banks and investment advisory firms
  • assisted a bank holding company with a registered direct offering of its publicly traded common stock
  • served as issuer counsel for national mortgage lenders in connection with their residential mortgage loan securitization programs, which consisted of regular public offerings of asset-backed securities
  • advised a private-equity portfolio company in the security alarm industry in connection with the negotiation of a syndicated credit facility and the implementation of its program of strategic acquisitions of its franchises throughout the United States
  • represented a national mortgage loan servicer in its acquisition of a servicing platform and portfolio of mortgage servicing rights from the bankruptcy estate of a failed mortgage originator
  • negotiated and documented the sale of a branch network and related assets for a national mortgage lender
  • structured and documented a privately placed securitization of tax-exempt equipment leases for a Wall Street investment bank
  • advised a New York-based bank in its capacity as trustee in several publicly offered stranded cost securitizations for regional utilities in Pennsylvania, New Jersey, Michigan, Massachusetts, Texas and New Hampshire
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Bar Admissions
  • Pennsylvania
  • New York
  • New Jersey
  • J.D., summa cum laude, Temple University Beasley School of Law
  • B.S.E., The Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania

  • Corporate Executive Board, Philadelphia Museum of Art
  • Corporate Partners Board, Mann Center for the Performing Arts
  • Structured Finance Industry Group
  • Wharton Alumni Club of Philadelphia

Speaking Engagements

  • Presenter, "The State of the Private-Label RMBS Market," The Federal Reserve Bank of Philadelphia 
  • Presenter, "Structured Finance & Securitization: Loss Mitigation Adventures in Today’s Tempestuous Capital Markets," Meritas 22nd Annual Meeting
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  • The Legal Intelligencer, Distinguished Leaders
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In The Community

An avid supporter of the arts, David serves on the corporate executive board of the Philadelphia Art Museum and the corporate partners board of the Mann Center for the Performing Arts. Through these organizations, he helps to raise funds to finance the education and development of aspiring young musicians and artists in the greater Philadelphia region.
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