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Joshua Greenblatt

Partner | New York
T (212) 506-1822
F (212) 506-1800
Joshua Greenblatt’s practice focuses on complex commercial litigation in state and federal courts, in arbitration, and in proceedings involving the Securities and Exchange Commission.  Josh represents public and private companies, private equity and other investment firms, partnerships and individuals in industries including financial services, real estate, insurance, accounting, media and manufacturing.  He handles a broad range of securities and credit-related matters, commercial and contract disputes, corporate governance issues, and governmental investigations.  Josh has recently been recognized on the Benchmark Litigation 2016 Under 40 Hot List.  Josh has also been recognized by Benchmark Litigation as a "Future Star" and in New York Metro Super Lawyers.

Notable Representations

  • TPG, one of the world’s largest private equity firms, and senior TPG partners, in bankruptcy proceedings and multiple state and federal court actions concerning TPG portfolio company Caesars Entertainment.  Claims at issue include alleged fraudulent transfers, breaches of governing indentures, and breaches of fiduciary duty in connection with controversial and complex transactions undertaken prior to the bankruptcy filing of Caesars' operating subsidiary.
  • Global A&T Electronics (“GATE”), a Singapore-based semiconductor company, in defending claims by first lien noteholders seeking to unwind GATE’s $502 million debt exchange based on alleged breaches of the governing indenture and intercreditor agreements. 
  • J. Crew Group in defending claims by term lenders challenging certain strategic transactions involving J. Crew’s intellectual property and asserting intentional fraudulent conveyance.
  • MBIA, one of the world’s largest monoline insurers, in litigation brought by 18 of the world’s largest banks seeking to overturn MBIA’s corporate restructuring which, with the approval of the New York Department of Insurance (now the Department of Financial Services), established a separate company for MBIA’s municipal bond insurance business.  After a several-week evidentiary proceeding, the New York Supreme Court ruled in favor of MBIA, upholding MBIA’s restructuring.  The banks agreed to drop their challenge to MBIA’s restructuring, and MBIA then received $1.7 billion in cash and a $500 million line of credit for its municipal bond insurance business.
  • Mining and metal recovery holding company, the Renco Group, in defending thousands of individual suits brought by Peruvian plaintiffs, including by developing and asserting defenses based on the doctrine of international comity and Peru’s assertions of sovereignty.
  • A major private equity firm pursuing and defending litigation against a former employee and purported Dodd Frank whistleblower and in a related regulatory inquiry.
  • Multiple senior bank executives and traders in connection with government investigations and FINRA proceedings concerning bond pricing and trading practices.
  • Freescale Semiconductor, in an expedited state court litigation with senior term lenders challenging Freescale’s issuance of $1 billion of incremental term loans as barred by an occurrence of a Material Adverse Effect.
  • Apollo Management and its portfolio company, Hexion Specialty Chemicals, in expedited proceedings against Credit Suisse and Deutsche Bank to compel specific performance of their financing commitment for Hexion’s proposed merger with Huntsman Chemical.
  • The Federal Housing Finance Agency ("FHFA"), as conservator for Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac, in actions in federal and state courts against numerous financial institutions arising out of defendants' misrepresentations concerning residential mortgage-backed securities sold to Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac.
  • Several international real estate development and tourism companies in litigation with bank lenders seeking to accelerate note obligations in excess of $300 million.
  • Multiple hedge funds and investment firms in affirmative and defensive litigation with leading investment banks.
  • A manufacturing company evaluating litigation against lenders balking on commitments to provide financing necessary for the company’s exit from Chapter 11 bankruptcy.
  • A U.S.-based specialty chemical manufacturer in litigation over trade secret misappropriation by a large international competitor.

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