Member: The Association of the Bar of the City of New York.
William Howard Josephson was American lawyer. Bar: New York 1956, District of Columbia 1966, United States Supreme Court 1959. Recipient William A. Jump award exemplary achievement public administration, 1965, Distinguished Service award, Valerie Kantor award, Corporation Social Responsibility award Mexico American Legal Defense and Education Fund, 1980, 81, 93, Public Service award University Chicago, 2007.
Associate Paul, Weiss, Rifkind, Wharton & Garrison, New York City, 1955—1958, Joseph L. Rauh, Junior, Washington, 1959. Far East regional counsel International Cooperation Administration, 1959—1961. From special assistant to director to general counsel Peace Corps, 1961—1966.
From associate to partner to counsel Fried, Frank, Harris, Shriver & Jacobson, New York City, 1966—1999. Assistant attorney general in charge charities bureau New York State Law Department, 1999—2004, retired, 2004. Adjunct law teacher George Washington University Law School, 1960-1961, Cardozo Law School, 2001, New York University Heyman Center, since 2002.
Special counsel New York City Human Resources Administration, 1966-1967, City University Construction Fund, 1967-1996, New York City Board Education, 1968-1971, New York City Employees' Retirement Systems, 1975-1986. National Democratic vice presidential campaign coordinator, 1972. President Peace Corps Institute, since 1980.
Member New York State Governor Task Force Pension and Investment, 1987-1989, New York State History Records Advisory Board, 1990-1996, New York State Archives Preservation Trust, 1994-1996.