Joshua Hochman is an associate in Hughes Hubbard’s Media, Technology and Commercial Transactions Group. He provides strategic business counsel and commercial/corporate transactional support for clients in the technology, media, fintech, e-commerce, outsourcing, digital advertising, interactive entertainment and consulting sectors. Joshua draws upon both in-house “in the trenches” and law firm experience to advise his clients on the financial and operational questions posed by complex legal transactions.
Prior to joining Hughes Hubbard, Joshua worked as an in-house attorney at Morgan Stanley, within the legal division’s group dedicated to technology, data privacy, cybersecurity and procurement/sourcing. There, he supported the firm’s core commercial business and technology units in negotiations with outsourcing, consulting and technology suppliers, and advised internal clients on a broad array of transactional matters relating to technology, finance, marketing, protection of the firm’s intellectual property, securing the firm’s information and compliance with applicable prudential and privacy regulations.
Following his tenure at Morgan Stanley, Joshua worked for a privately-held analytics and research services firm focused on providing consulting and software solutions to financial services and technology-focused clients. There, he negotiated complex software and platform licensing, hosting and distribution arrangements relating to firm’s various product offerings, while also advising in relation to the firm’s procurement of services from data, software, SaaS and marketing vendors.
Joshua also brings significant law firm experience to his practice. Immediately prior to his arrival at Hughes Hubbard, he worked at a New York-based boutique technology firm advising large international financial services, banking, and retail clients on transactional matters across outsourcing, IT, advertising, consumer retail, data licensing, data privacy (e.g., GDPR, CCPA), cybersecurity and other technology-driven sectors.
Representation of Isos Acquisition Corp., a special purpose acquisition company or SPAC, in its proposed merger with Bowlero Corp. to take the world’s largest owner and operator of bowling centers public, which values the combined entity at $2.6 billion