Josh Oswalt


Josh Oswalt is a Senior Associate at Forward Risk. After joining Forward Risk as an Associate in April 2022, he was promoted to Senior Associate in August 2023.

Josh has worked across a number of Forward Risk’s globally-focused practice areas in investigations, due diligence, intelligence, and risk assessment. He is experienced in conducting research in a wide range of international jurisdictions.

Josh has a particular interest in the applications and uses of genealogical research databases for client work, and he leads Forward Risk’s internal training on this line of research.

Earlier in his career, Josh worked in innovation policy at a Washington, DC-based non-profit organization. Outside of Forward Risk, he works part-time as an academic tutor for high school students.


London School of Economics and Political Science, Master of Science (MSc) in Philosophy and Public Policy
George Mason University, Master of Public Policy (MPP)
University of Virginia, Bachelor of Arts (BA) in History

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