Graduating from CUA Law school cum laude, Mr. Hennessey started his legal career as a clerk for the Honorable John A. Terry in the DC Court of Appeals. Mr. Hennessey gained significant experience in complex, multidistrict litigation as an associate at Morgan Lewis & Bockius providing a key break-through in the Honda Dealership Relations MDL. As an associate at Coudert Brothers, Mr. Hennessey represented a large U.S. defense contractor in ICC arbitration against the Federal Republic of Germany; an American entrepreneur in an expropriation claim against Ukraine; and a satellite company in litigious challenges to Ka- and Ku-band licenses before the FCC. Prior to starting his own law practice, Mr. Hennessey gained substantial experience prosecuting class action lawsuits on behalf of independent owner-operator truck drivers at The Cullen Law Firm.
Practicing through Newman, McIntosh & Hennessey, LLP; Beins, Goldberg & Hennessey, LLP; and The Law Office of Joseph Hennessey, LLC, Mr. Hennessey has engaged in increasingly complex matters including representing a UK Telecom in arbitration against an Iowa-based VoIP provider; and the removed trustee of two inter-vivos estates; the president of a mortgage lender in defense of breach of fiduciary duty litigation.