Josh Bruckerhoff is a partner at Reid Collins & Tsai. He appears in federal and state courts across the country representing bankruptcy trustees, offshore liquidators, and hedge funds in litigation against directors and officers, law firms, banks, auditors, and recipients of fraudulent transfers.
Josh is known for finding innovative solutions to complex and difficult cases. For instance, Josh developed the arguments that resulted in a landmark victory in the Seventh Circuit concerning the scope of section 546(e) of the Bankruptcy Code. The U.S. Supreme Court, in Merit Management Group v. FTI Consulting, recently affirmed the Seventh Circuit's ruling, opening new avenues of recovery for bankruptcy trustees across the country.
Josh also has broad experience handling cross-border matters, having worked on cases such as Stanford International Bank, ICP Strategic Credit Income Fund, Fletcher Income Leveraged Fund, AJW Master Fund, and Ocean Rig. He has pursued both U.S. and foreign-law claims on behalf of liquidators in the context of Chapter 15 proceedings.
Josh frequently serves as a speaker on bankruptcy and cross-border litigation topics.
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.
Notable representations include
- Representation of the Adeptus Litigation Trust, a trust formed out of the bankruptcy of Adeptus Health, one of the largest operators of free-standing emergency rooms.
- Representation of the Creditors' Trust for Doral Financial Corporation, the former holding company of Doral Bank, Puerto Rico.
- Representation of the liquidators of ICP Strategic Credit Income Master Fund, a hedge fund that was placed into liquidation in the Cayman Islands after the SEC sued its manager for securities fraud.
- Representation of the liquidating trustee for an investment fund that failed in connection with the bankruptcy of USA Capital, a commercial loan servicer with more than $960 million in outstanding loans.
- Representation of the litigation trustee for the Centaur Litigation Trust in various fraudulent transfer actions arising out of the collapse of a casino and racetrack development.
Last updated: July 2019