Josh Wallenstein

Josh Wallenstein is an accomplished attorney and compliance expert. He is also the Managing Member of The Wallenstein Law Group, a boutique practice specializing in legal and compliance issues.
Mr. Wallenstein offers his clients practical, no-nonsense solutions to a wide variety of legal and compliance concerns. He delivers advice developed from over 15 years of legal, compliance, and risk management experience– most recently as Chief Compliance Officer for a public international company in the oil and gas sector. Additionally, he has successfully negotiated with US and international enforcement agencies and with multiple Monitors imposed by the US Department of Justice.
Having been based during his career in Mexico City, Dubai, and various US cities, Mr. Wallenstein’s counsel is tempered with a unique cultural and linguistic sensitivity that ensures optimal effectiveness. As a result, he is the counsel of choice for complex matters, his most recent appointments being (1) Compliance Expert for a World Bank debarment matter and (2) interim Compliance Officer for a German company negotiating the end of a Deferred Prosecution Agreement.
Mr. Wallenstein is a member of the Texas, New York, and District of Columbia bars. He holds a J.D. from Stanford Law School and a B. A. from Southern Methodist University; he is a published author and frequent public speaker on ethics and compliance-related issues.
Mr. Wallenstein speaks English, Spanish and Portuguese.
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Based in Houston, Texas, Mr. Wallenstein is married to Luciana – a native of Brazil. He is the proud father of son Noah Wallenstein…as well as a ferocious Mexican toy poodle named Teka.
Prior to founding The Wallenstein Law Group, Mr. Wallenstein worked for a prestigious international law firm and Fortune 500 corporations. During Stanford Law School, Mr. Wallenstein also interned at the United Nations’ International Criminal Tribunal for Rwanda (the United Nations) and Inter-American Court of Human Rights (the Organization of American States).

Counsel and Consultants

The Wallenstein Law Group believes in bespoke legal and compliance advice of exceptional quality.
Recognizing that each engagement requires unique skill sets and profiles, the Firm nimbly sources ideal counsel and consultants on a per-project basis. Among the powerful resources at its disposal:
➢ Well-versed domestic and international attorneys “of counsel” to the Firm;
➢ Licensed U.S. Customs Brokers and trade compliance specialists;
➢ Legal and paralegal experts in program and process drafting and design;
➢ ISO 37001 specialists;
➢ Attorneys and former FBI agents for investigatory work; and
➢ Compliance-savvy HR professionals to assist with training and the implementation of HR-type controls.