Joshua D. Covey, Associate


Josh Covey is a business-minded attorney specializing in technology transactions and data privacy. He is a member of the firm’s Intellectual Property Practice Group and Data Privacy & Security Team. Prior to joining Quarles & Brady, Josh was a district manager and licensed investment representative for several years at a large financial institution.

Josh's practice focuses primarily on:

  • Drafting and negotiating licensing and services agreements (e.g., software, SaaS and other as-a-service technologies, IoT and connected devices, hardware, mobile apps, EULAs, clickwraps, professional services, SLAs, development, procurement, and distribution);
  • Counseling clients on data privacy and security, e-commerce, and regulatory compliance (e.g., CCPA, GDPR, privacy policies and procedures, terms of use/service/sale, data breaches, open source software, and NDAs); and
  • IP-focused due diligence related to mergers and acquisitions, joint ventures, and other transactions.

Legal Services

Education and Honors

  • Sandra Day O'Connor College of Law at Arizona State University (J.D., magna cum laude, 2017)
    • Order of the Coif; Arizona State Law Journal (Technology Editor); Strouse Prize Recipient
    • Emerging Technologies, Innovation Advancement, and Personalized Medicine Research Programs
    • Judicial Extern for the Honorable Diane J. Humetewa and the Honorable John Z. Boyle, U.S. District Court, District of Arizona (2015–2016)
    • Certificate in Law, Science, and Technology (specialization in biotechnology, genomics, and health law)
  • Emmanuel School of Religion (M.A., summa cum laude, 2010)
    • Major: Evolution of Religion
  • Ohio Valley University (B.S., magna cum laude, 2004)
    • Major: Business Management
    • Varsity Men’s Basketball

Bar Admissions

  • Arizona

Professional and Civic Activities

  • Artificial Intelligence, Legal Analytics, & Blockchain Research Fellow at the Center for Law, Science & Innovation at Arizona State University (2017-Present)