Robbins, Russell, Englert, Orseck, Untereiner & Sauber LLP

Joshua Bolian, Associate


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


Tel: 202.775.4522
Fax: 202.775.4510

Bar Associations

District of Columbia

New York

Joshua S. Bolian, Associate

Appellate Briefs

Aurelius Capital Management v. The Republic of Argentina Reply Brief for Plaintiffs-Appellants
Balschmiter v. TD Auto Finance LLC Defendant-Respondent's Answer in Opposition to Rule 23(f) Petition
Coquina Investments v. TD Bank Amended Brief of Defendant-Appellant
Coquina Investments v. TD Bank Response and Reply Brief of Defendant-Appellant
Coquina Investments v. TD Bank Brief for Defendant-Appellant
Coquina Investments v. TD Bank Reply Brief for Defendant-Appellant
National Association of Manufacturers, et al. v. Securities and Exchange Commission Brief of the Retail Litigation Center, Inc. and the National Retail Federation as Amici Curiae
Republic of Argentina v. NML Capital, Ltd. Brief of Amicus Curiae Aurelius Entities in Support of Respondent
Republic of Argentina v. NML Capital, Ltd., et al. Brief for the Aurelius Respondents in Opposition
Sorenson Communications, Inc. v. Federal Communications Commission Brief of the National Association of the Deaf as Amicus Curiae
TD Bank v. Razorback Funding LLC Petition for Writ of Prohibition or Writ of Certiorari
TD Bank v. Razorback Funding LLC Reply Brief of Petitioner
Vernon Hill, II v. TD Bank NA, et al. Brief for Defendants-Appellees
W.L. Gore & Associates v. Bard Reply Brief for Petitioner
Walker, et al. v. R.J. Reynolds Tobacco Co. Amicus Brief of the Product Liability Advisory Council, Inc.

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