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Cary Joshi

Overview

Cary Joshi relentlessly advocates for her clients and strategically focuses on obtaining the best result for each client’s unique circumstances. She has extensive experience in commercial and civil litigation in a wide variety of construction disputes, complex commercial cases, mass torts, and product liability litigation. Cary is comfortable in front of any legal tribunal, be it a jury, bench trial, arbitration panel, or mediator.

Cary leads Bailey Glasser’s Commercial & Environmental Litigation Practice Group, and also focuses on the successful development of junior lawyers at the firm. Cary prides herself on providing exceptional client service and instills this high standard in the lawyers she trains and mentors.

Cary first joined Bailey Glasser when she and her family were living in Medellín, Colombia. After three years living abroad, learning Spanish, and practicing with the firm, Cary joined the Washington, D.C. office.

Recent representations include:

  • Cary has teamed up with Arthur Bryant from Bailey Glasser’s Oakland, California office to represent NCAA athletes in protecting their Title IX rights. Arthur, Cary, and the Title IX team currently represent athletes from college sports teams across the country whose teams have been eliminated or who are not being treated equally in violation of the requirements of the law. As a former NCAA Division I soccer player, Cary understands the importance and benefits of the opportunity for women to participate in intercollegiate athletics.
  • In early 2022, Cary was part of the team that challenged Johnson & Johnson’s highly publicized “Texas Two-Step” attempt to circumvent the jury system by filing for bankruptcy related to its potential liability for injuries resulting from its sale of talc products. Cary and the team filed and tried a motion to dismiss the bankruptcy, which is currently on appeal before the Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit.
  • Cary represents the owner in a major multi-million-dollar construction litigation involving a decades-long public highway project that is currently stalled as the result of structural issues with a bridge connecting the roadway. Cary and her team are focused on efficiently and effectively litigating the issues to get the project moving forward for her client and the public.
  • In 2020, Cary won a $4.2 million jury verdict in Maryland federal court on behalf of a major automotive retailer in an insurance coverage dispute. The insurance company denied Cary’s client a defense in an underlying case and, after a multi-day trial, the jury awarded the entire amount requested. The Court of Appeals denied the insurance company’s appeal and the client collected their award. 
  • Cary also recently won a $10 million arbitration award before a three-member AAA Construction panel in a dispute related to the installation of Google Fiber in the Southeast United States.  Cary’s client, a telecommunications utility contractor, won on claims for breach of contract and misrepresentation against BECHTEL Corporation, the general contractor.
  • Beginning in 2016, Cary led the litigation team that represented more than 120 plaintiffs who were victims of a residential natural gas explosion in Silver Spring, Maryland. Following a years-long NTSB investigation into the cause of the explosion and further litigation against the gas provider and apartment management company, the parties reached a final settlement in 2020.

Cary is deeply committed to diversity, equity, and inclusion and her work includes being a member of the Women’s Bar Association of D.C. and the South Asian Bar Association of D.C., and she was named as a 2022 Leadership Council on Legal Diversity Fellow. She also helps lead Bailey Glasser’s Women@BG affinity group and is a member of the firm’s Diversity Committee.

Awards & Accolades

Best Lawyers in America, Civil Rights Law (2023)

Government Service / Previous Employment

  • Vice President – National Development, Teach For America (2005 - 2007)
  • Public Interest Fellow, Community Legal Services, Philadelphia, PA (2002-2003)
  • Teacher and Corps Member, Phoenix, AZ, Teach For America (1997 - 1999)

Languages

  • Spanish

Education

J.D., University of Pennsylvania Law School, 2002 / Moot Court Board; Editor - Employment Law Journal;
Legal Writing Instructor

B.A., Yale University, 1997

Admissions

  • District of Columbia
  • New Jersey
  • Maryland
  • Pennsylvania
  • U.S. District Court, District of Columbia
  • U.S. District Court, Eastern District of Pennsylvania
  • U.S. District Court, District of New Jersey
  • U.S. District Court, District of Maryland

Experience

Case Studies

Representative Matters

News & Insights

News & Insights

Community & Professional

Community and Professional Activities

Women's Bar Association of the District of Columbia

South Asian Bar Association of Washington, DC

Webinars

Webinars

Title IX 50th Anniversary Primer: Time to Sue?

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