Lecturer in Law
Joe Khan, counsel at Weisbrod, Matteis & Copley (WMC), is a nationally recognized trial and appellate lawyer who has litigated hundreds of cases in state and federal courts. After a 16 year career as a federal and city prosecutor leading high profile criminal prosecutions of CEOs, politicians and sex offenders, Mr. Khan now prosecutes civil claims of corporate misconduct throughout the United States, including litigation on behalf of governmental entities against corporations responsible for the American opioid epidemic. He represents whistleblowers, having extensive experience safeguarding the rights of cooperating witnesses in False Claims Act, public corruption, and other federal investigations. He also advises public officials and political candidates on a wide variety of issues.
Mr. Khan has a lifelong commitment to public service. He is the coordinator of WMC’s pro bono program in Philadelphia and is an active member of several non-profit boards, civic groups and political organizations. He has received numerous awards for his public service and won widespread acclaim as the runner-up in the seven-way primary election for Philadelphia District Attorney in 2017. Mr. Khan is the chair of WMC’s national diversity committee and is a member of the South Asian Bar Association of Philadelphia and other professional organizations.
Mr. Khan lectures across the country and frequently appears in local and national media to discuss legal issues. He began his career in the Philadelphia DA’s Office prosecuting sexual assault, child abuse and domestic violence before serving for a decade as an Assistant United States Attorney for the U.S. Attorney’s Office for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania, where he led some the most significant corruption investigation and prosecutions in the region's history. He is a lifelong Philadelphian and a graduate of the city’s public schools.
- Criminal Law
- Civil Litigation
- Criminal Sentencing
- Professional Responsibility