Josh Beker started with Givens & Johnston in 2016 as a Law Clerk and has been an attorney with the firm since being admitted to the Texas Bar. During his time at Givens & Johnston, Josh has helped represent clients at all levels of industry – from the advise and planning stage, all the way to the United States Supreme Court. Josh has assisted clients across a wide array of industries including: construction, oil and gas, heavy machinery, maritime, electronics, and others.

Josh advises importers on tariff classification issues, Anti-dumping/Countervailing Duty (ADD/CVD) investigations, scope ruling requests in front of the International Trade Administration (ITA), Free Trade Agreement (FTA) analysis, trade remedies such as submitting Section 301 tariff exclusion requests for Chinese goods, as well as drafting compliance programs for importers.

Josh regularly advises exporters on regulatory matters under the International Traffic in Arms Regulations (ITAR), the Export Administration Regulations (EAR), and economic sanctions programs, in matters before the Bureau of Industry and Security (BIS), the Directorate of Defense Trade Controls (DDTC), and the Office of Foreign Assets Control (OFAC). Josh further counsels clients by drafting compliance programs for exporters.

Josh maintains a strong academic interest in National Security and International Humanitarian Law, having helped author multiple journal articles, book chapters, and helped coach Mock Trial Teams competing in the field.

Bar & Court Association

  • Texas
  • U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Texas
  • U.S. Court of International Trade
  • U.S. Court of Appeals, Federal Circuit


  • South Texas College of Law, J.D., 2018
  • University of Houston, B.S., 2013

Professional & Civic Association

  • Member of the Action Committee of the International Law Section of the State Bar of Texas
  • Houston Bar Association – International Law Section