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Joshua J. Bruckerhoff

Josh Bruckerhoff is a partner at Reid Collins & Tsai. His practice is focused on complex business and insolvency-related litigation. Josh frequently represents bankruptcy trustees, foreign liquidators, and hedge funds in litigation against directors and officers, law firms, banks, auditors, and recipients of fraudulent transfers.

For the last four years, Texas Monthly has named Josh a “Rising Star” in its Super Lawyers edition, a distinction reserved for the top 2.5% of Texas attorneys who are under 40 years of age.

Josh was recently part of the team that won a landmark victory in the Seventh Circuit concerning the scope of section 546(e) of the Bankruptcy Code. The case is currently before the Supreme Court. Josh wrote an article (available here) on the Seventh Circuit’s decision that was published in the ABI Journal.

Josh received his J.D., with honors, from the University of Texas School of Law. He served as a Notes Editor for the Texas Law Review and clerked at the Texas Third Court of Appeals during law school. He graduated summa cum laude from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, where he received the Bronze Tablet award, the highest university honor for academic achievement.

Josh is a member of the National Association of Federal Equity Receivers, the National Association of Bankruptcy Trustees, and INSOL International. He currently serves on the International Committee for the National Association of Federal Equity Receivers

 

Notable Representations:

  • Representation of the Creditors’ Trust for Doral Financial Corporation, the former holding company of Doral Bank, which failed in 2015.
  • Representation of the liquidators of Cayman hedge funds that invested in the "Triaxx" CDOs. Josh is currently pursuing claims against a large, international law firm for its alleged role in a multimillion-dollar fraud on the funds.
  • Representation of the liquidating trustee in the "USA Capital" bankruptcy case. Josh assisted in pursuing multimillion-dollar claims against the debtor’s former securities attorneys and in bringing civil RICO claims against a major national bank that provided services to the USA Capital entities.
  • Representation of the liquidators of Cayman hedge funds that collapsed after the SEC sued the hedge funds’ manager for fraud. Josh is currently pursuing claims against the funds' former auditor for its alleged role in the funds' collapse.
  • Representation of the litigation trustee for a bankrupt racetrack and casino development company. Josh is currently pursuing several fraudulent-transfer actions seeking to claw back tens of millions of dollars.
  • Representation of a group of funds in a $75 million legal malpractice case against a major international law firm for its alleged negligent representation of the funds in connection with a CLO warehouse extension.
  • Representation of the Chapter 7 trustee of the bankruptcy estate of a New York investment firm that ran an estimated $400-million Ponzi scheme.
  • Representation of three former principals of an Austin-based fund of hedge funds against a bank in a breach-of-contract action arising out of the bank's refusal to pay a multimillion-dollar earn-out.
  • Representation of an environmental services company in a lawsuit brought in the Delaware Court of Chancery by a former shareholder seeking millions of dollars in damages.
  • Representation of the plan administrator for the bankruptcy estate of a company that was a victim of a $140 million fraudulent scheme. Josh assisted in pursuing malpractice and other claims against the company's former attorneys arising out of securities and transactional advice they provided to the company.