Josh Petty is the firm’s chief counsel. In this role, Josh works collaboratively across the firm with various stakeholders and is responsible for leading various legal initiatives, providing management with legal advice, playing a major part in managing the legal department, and collaborating with outside counsel on certain complex legal matters.
Josh’s areas of legal expertise include commercial and government contracting, compliance programs, crisis management, corporate investigations, data protection, technology transactions, intellectual property, dispute resolution, and risk assessments.

Before joining Booz Allen, Josh was a managing director at Accenture where he held several senior positions in the company’s legal group. Josh co-led a team of approximately 70 lawyers, numerous outside counsel, and contractor resources that handled thousands of client transactions annually, representing over $9 billion in annual revenue across all of the company’s North America operations. Josh also served as Accenture’s global government compliance officer and implemented several compliance initiatives including enhanced policies, procedures, and training materials for the company’s global government compliance program.

Before joining Accenture, Josh worked for Lockheed Martin Mission Systems.

Josh earned his B.B.A. in finance from The George Washington University, his M.S. in international business from Johns Hopkins University, and his J.D. from John Marshall School of Law.