J.D., Yale Law School, 2011
Book Reviews and Features Editor, Yale Law Journal
B.A., magna cum laude, Harvard University, 2007
Phi Beta Kappa
District of Columbia
Joshua S. Bolian, Associate
Joshua S. Bolian represents special situations investors in litigation, including bankruptcy and related proceedings, fiduciary-duty actions, and appeals. He also defends clients in the healthcare, defense, and legal fields in government enforcement actions and class actions.
Before joining Robbins Russell, Joshua was a consultant in the financial-services practice of Oliver Wyman and a clerk to the Honorable Thomas L. Ambro of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit.
Representative matters include:
Against the Republic of Argentina, briefed numerous successful appeals for holders of defaulted bonds, culminating in $4.6 billion settlement.
Against the Commonwealth of Puerto Rico, representing main group of holders of general-obligation bonds in the first restructuring for a state-level government.
Defeated labor union on question of first impression in courts of appeals, enabling Icahn Enterprises to acquire Trump Entertainment Resorts.
Argued and prevailed on a request for restitution to Northrop Grumman following a fraud against it.
Defended Universal Health Services in class-action securities-fraud case, resulting in a favorable settlement.
Represented AmLaw 50 law firm in connection with a lawsuit by the U.S. Attorney’s Office for Manhattan; no action was taken against client.
Represented executive of Fortune Global 10 company in connection with investigation by the U.S. Attorney’s Office for Manhattan; no action was taken against client.
Advise clients about litigation outcomes, including litigation risk posed by potential transactions.
Professional Activities, Publications and Honors:
Blocking Or Coercing Bond Transactions: Lessons From Recent Cases, ValueWalk (May 23, 2018)
Escobar FCA Impact Clearer After A Year Of Interpretation, Law360 (June 16, 2017)
Newsletter Editor, American Bar Association Section of Litigation Commercial & Business Litigation Committee