Josh Zive is a partner with PRG with an eclectic background in legislative and regulatory advocacy, campaign finance and ethics laws, strategic communication and issues related to international trade and economic sanctions.  He works closely with associations and companies involved in legal and political controversies to craft and deliver arguments that can be successful with legal, political and public audiences.  No matter the forum or the specific controversy, Josh strives to serve as trusted counsel for his clients and to provide timely and practical advice.

Josh joined the PRG team in 2002 after completing a legal education focused on litigation and a graduate education focused on persuasion and argument.  Josh has provided expert commentary on matters involving legislation, political law, and international trade to a wide variety of significant media outlets, including the BBC, the Los Angeles Times, The Wall Street Journal, and numerous legal and trade publications.

Josh was a nationally successful debater as an undergraduate student and helped coach successful intercollegiate debate teams at Baylor University and the University of Kansas while he was in graduate school.  He also designed and taught a variety of college courses in persuasive speaking, speechwriting, and argumentation.

J.D., Baylor University School of Law, cum laude, 2002
M.A., Communication Studies, Baylor University, 1996
B.G.S., Communication Studies, University of Kansas, 1994

Co-author, “Commercial Bribery and the New International Norms,” Bloomberg Law Report, Vol. 1, No. 4, October 2009.

Co-author, “Caveats for Companies Seeking Business Abroad: A Forecast of Stepped Up Enforcement,” Bracewell & Giuliani Update, February 24, 2009.

“New CFIUS Regulations Finalized by Department of Treasury,” Washington Update, November 18, 2008.

“Heightened Scrutiny of Foreign Transactions in the U.S. Continues While FINSA Regulations Are Developed,” Washington Update, March 5, 2008.

“The Foreign Investment and National Security Act of 2007: Improved Transparency and Slower Deal Making,” Washington Update, October 24, 2007.

“The New Lobbying and Ethics Law: No Longer Business As Usual,” Washington Update, September 18, 2007.

“Anti-Bribery Compliance: The U.S. Experience and Challenges Facing Transnational Corporations,” The Foreign Investors Council, chaired by the President of the Republic of Kazakhstan, May 11, 2006.