Joe Roth is a member of the firm’s litigation group. Joe’s practice focuses on internal and governmental investigations, antitrust, and appeals.
Joe has experience representing companies, public agencies, and individuals being investigated by federal and state agencies. His civil litigation experience concentrates on economic and financial issues, with a particular focus on antitrust. Appeals are a significant part of Joe’s practice, especially emergency relief matters. Joe has represented clients on appeal before Arizona’s appellate courts, the Ninth Circuit, and the United States Supreme Court.
Joe also devotes many hours to pro bono service. He represented a defendant charged with violating Arizona’s previously untested assisted suicide statute, has handled appeals in criminal and immigration matters, and has co-authored amicus briefs for the National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers and the Arizona Attorneys for Criminal Justice.
Joe was selected by Southwest SuperLawyers as a “Rising Star” for 2012-2014.
- Fagerlie v. Markham Contracting, 227 Ariz. 367, 258 P.3d 185 (Ariz. App. 2011)
(contractor lien rights; reversing summary judgment)
- State ex rel. Montgomery v. Comm'r Colleen Mathis, 231 Ariz. 103, 290 P.3d 1226 (Ariz. App., 2012)
(addressing powers of County Attorney to investigate members of Independent Redistricting Commission and affirming injunction against investigation)
- Arizona Indep. Redistricting Comm'n v. Brewer, 229 Ariz. 347, 275 P.3d 1267, 632 Ariz. Adv. Rep. 32 (Ariz., 2012)
(special action appeal holding that Governor’s removal of Commission’s chairperson was unconstitutional)
- Arizona State Legislature v. Arizona Independent Redistricting Commission, 997 F. Supp. 2d 1047 (D. Ariz. 2014)
(three-judge panel) (holding that independent commission created by popular initiative did not violate Elections Clause)
- Aerotec Int'l, Inc. v. Honeywell Int'l Inc., 4 F. Supp. 3d 1123 (D. Ariz. 2014), aff’d 836 F.3d 1171 (9th Cir. 2016)
(summary judgment in favor of defendant on all claims, including monopolization, exclusive dealing, tying, and price discrimination)
- State v. Aguilera, 2010 WL 2926574 (Ariz. Ct. App. 2010) (overturning public safety officer’s conviction for aggravated assault)
- Representation of securities broker being investigated by FINRA.
- Internal investigation of publicly traded food manufacturer and representation of company in connection with SEC investigation.
- Representation of employees of large private employer under investigation by FBI.
- Representation of public entity in Hatch Act investigation by the Office of Special Counsel.
- Representation of Arizona Redistricting Commission in trial and on appeal in multiple cases.