Joshua W. Gubkin

Attorney At Law

Josh is an attorney in the firm’s Environmental, Health and Safety (EHS) Department and has nearly 20 years of experience in the public and private sectors. Josh has participated in and led both domestic and international audits, with a focus on audits in Asia that includes audits in China, Taiwan, South Korea, Thailand, and Malaysia. His auditing experience includes automotive, foundries, electronics, waste and recycling facilities, consumer goods, chemicals manufacturing, oil and ethanol refining, and others industry sectors. Josh spends roughly equal time conducting environmental audits as he does health and safety. He also has experience overseeing critical infrastructure security audits, completing dangerous goods transportation audits, and has helped develop protocols for medical related audits. Prior to joining Goldenberg Schneider, Josh developed a consulting business to provide regulatory advice to the midstream oil and gas sector. He also has worked in-house for companies within the automotive, chemicals manufacturing, and refining industries. While at these companies, Josh was responsible for EHS compliance at numerous facilities. He oversaw audits; providing legal analysis to top management on potential liabilities, risk assessment, and corrective actions. Additionally, Josh has served as an Assistant Attorney General in both Illinois and Michigan, litigating environmental and transportation cases and helping draft legal opinions. Josh holds a BS in Biology and Science & Technological Studies from Michigan State University. He also earned an MS in Environmental Management from the Stuart School of Business – IIT. This was earned as part of a joint degree with his Juris Doctorate from Chicago-Kent College of Law – IIT, where Josh was awarded a certification for specializing in environmental law. He is admitted to practice in the States of Illinois and Michigan.