Practice Areas
Bar and Court Admissions
  • New Jersey
  • New York
  • U.S. District Court, District of New Jersey
  • U.S. District Court, Southern District of New York
  • U.S. District Court, Eastern District of New York
  • Seton Hall University School of Law, Healthcare Compliance Certificate, June 2018
  • Seton Hall University School of Law, J.D., Editor, Seton Hall Law Review, 2008
  • Boston College, B.A., 2003

Joseph D. Fanning, Associate

973.364.8365 · 973.618.5597 Fax ·

Joe Fanning is an experienced litigator who defends and counsels businesses in complex commercial, product liability, and personal injury cases, with a particular focus on the healthcare industry. He has a proven record of successfully defending industry leaders in high-stakes litigation and counseling clients on practical, strategic solutions to achieve their business goals.

Joe defends doctors and healthcare providers in lawsuits stemming from fraud allegations, reimbursement issues, and contract disputes.  Prior to joining Brach Eichler, Joe defended leading manufacturers of pharmaceuticals and medical devices, automobiles, and heavy equipment in consumer class actions, mass tort proceedings, and multi-district litigations across the country.

Prior to entering private practice, Joe served as a law clerk to the Hon Dorothea O’C. Wefing, Presiding Judge of the New Jersey Appellate Division.  While in law school, he was named a Distinguished Scholar and an Editor of the Seton Hall Law Review.  He was selected to intern at the United States Attorney’s Office, Special Prosecutions Division, where he assisted in the investigation and successful prosecution of public corruption cases.

Joe believes in the importance of community service.  He is proud to have served as pro bono counsel in a variety of municipal, criminal, and landlord/tenant proceedings and is an active member of various charitable organizations within the New York and New Jersey Irish-American communities.

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  • “Using the New Federal Rules to Rein in Discovery,” Law360, (April 2016)
  • Proportionality and Reasonableness: Using the 2015 FRCP Amendments to Rein in Discovery,” IADC, Business Litigation and Corporate Counsel Committee Newsletter, (April 2016)
  • “Third Circuit Opens Door for Additional TCPA Claims,” Collections & Credit Risk, (March 2016)
  • “Third Circuit Expands Standing for TCPA Violations,” New Jersey Law Journal, (February 2016)
  • “New Jersey Retailers Strictly Liable for Defects in Products They Sell,” Product Liability Advisory, (November 2011)
  • Limits on Public Access to Court-Filed Documents,” ABA Products, General Liability and Consumer Law Committee Newsletter, (May 2010)