Joshua Balk is an associate in Ropes & Gray’s heath care practice. He represents and advises hospitals and other health care clients in federal court and administrative litigation challenging adverse agency actions, including Medicare reimbursement decisions. 

Josh also maintains an active pro bono practice, assisting child immigrants seek legal status, lawful permanent residents apply for citizenship, and clients obtain social security benefits.

Josh first joined Ropes & Gray in 2017 as an associate in the litigation and enforcement practice group, before rejoining the firm in 2019 following a yearlong clerkship with Judge Richard G. Stearns of the United States District Court for the District of Massachusetts. He has represented clients in a wide range of civil litigation in both federal and state courts, including complex commercial disputes and deal-related litigation.

During law school, Josh interned for Judge Stearns. He also served as a comments editor of the University of Pennsylvania Law Review and as an advocate for the Custody and Support Assistance Clinic where he assisted low-income Philadelphians with their child custody, support, and domestic violence issues.


  • Represents various providers and health plans challenging Medicare reimbursement decisions.
  • Represented major children’s hospital in connection with a commercial payor dispute.

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