Joshua S. Bolian

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Education:

J.D., Yale Law School, 2011

Book Reviews and Features Editor, Yale Law Journal

A.B.,  magna cum laude, Harvard University, 2007

Phi Beta Kappa

Bar Admissions:

District of Columbia

New York

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.

Professional Activities, Publications, and Honors

  • Rising Star, Super Lawyers (2019)

  • 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

  • Briefed numerous successful appeals against the Republic of Argentina for holders of its defaulted bonds, culminating in $4.6 billion settlement.

  • Representing investment funds holding hundreds of millions of dollars of bonds issued by the Republic of Venezuela in litigation arising from the Republic’s default on its debt.

  • Challenged asset transfers by PetSmart, causing it to offer significantly more favorable terms to lenders under its $4.2 billion term loan.

  • Representing main group of holders of general-obligation bonds of the Commonwealth of Puerto Rico in the first restructuring for a state-level government.

  • Briefed successful appeal on whether a business in bankruptcy can reject a collective bargaining agreement, enabling Icahn Enterprises to acquire Trump Entertainment Resorts.

  • Briefed successful motion to dismiss a derivative lawsuit against Universal Health Services alleging that its directors ignored alleged problems in its behavioral health facilities.

  • Representing Pras Michel in litigation to reclaim from the United States over $37 million that it alleges was implicated in bank fraud connected to the 1MDB scandal.

  • 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.

  • Argued and won an immigration appeal, reversing two wins by the government, after being selected by the court to represent the immigrant pro bono.

  • Advise clients about litigation outcomes, including litigation risk posed by potential transactions.

About

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.

Professional Activities, Publications, and Honors

  • Rising Star, Super Lawyers (2019)

  • 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

Representative Matters
  • Briefed numerous successful appeals against the Republic of Argentina for holders of its defaulted bonds, culminating in $4.6 billion settlement.

  • Representing investment funds holding hundreds of millions of dollars of bonds issued by the Republic of Venezuela in litigation arising from the Republic’s default on its debt.

  • Challenged asset transfers by PetSmart, causing it to offer significantly more favorable terms to lenders under its $4.2 billion term loan.

  • Representing main group of holders of general-obligation bonds of the Commonwealth of Puerto Rico in the first restructuring for a state-level government.

  • Briefed successful appeal on whether a business in bankruptcy can reject a collective bargaining agreement, enabling Icahn Enterprises to acquire Trump Entertainment Resorts.

  • Briefed successful motion to dismiss a derivative lawsuit against Universal Health Services alleging that its directors ignored alleged problems in its behavioral health facilities.

  • Representing Pras Michel in litigation to reclaim from the United States over $37 million that it alleges was implicated in bank fraud connected to the 1MDB scandal.

  • 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.

  • Argued and won an immigration appeal, reversing two wins by the government, after being selected by the court to represent the immigrant pro bono.

  • Advise clients about litigation outcomes, including litigation risk posed by potential transactions.