Joshua D. Glatter
Joshua D. Glatter is a Partner of the Firm and joined in 2015. For his entire career Josh’s practice has centered upon complex civil litigation in both plaintiff and defense side representations in federal and state courts nationwide. Past representations have involved business torts, employment disputes, terrorism financing, civil RICO, professional malpractice, anti-competition litigation, and class actions.
Josh earned his B.A. with academic distinction from Binghamton University in 1991 and received his J.D. from the University of Pennsylvania Law School in 1994. Josh served as a law clerk for the Hon. Tina L. Brozman of the United States Bankruptcy Court for the Southern District of New York. Josh thereafter practiced with other prominent firms in New York, where he worked on matters ranging from securities and consumer fraud, commercial disputes, and white-collar criminal defense matters. From 2000 to 2006, he was associated with Harwood Feffer LLP, where he played a significant role in In re Safety-Kleen Corp.-S’holders Litigation, a complex securities fraud class action that settled for $54.5 million. He also served as a key member and brief writer on the Alessi v. Beracha litigation team that resulted in significant decisions of first impression from Delaware state and federal courts concerning SLUSA pre-emption and the absence of bright-line “price and structure” rules in connection with litigation concerning secret merger negotiations.
From 2006-2015 Josh was a partner at Osen LLC, focusing on civil counter-terrorism lawsuits. Josh was a member of the plaintiffs’ trial team in Linde, et al v. Arab Bank, PLC, which resulted in liability verdicts against the defendant bank in connection with injuries to U.S. nationals and their families that resulting from attacks attributable to the designated Foreign Terrorist Organization Hamas. On the eve of a first “bellwether” damages trial, the case reached a settlement. Josh and other members of the plaintiff’s trial team were awarded Public Justice’s 2016 “Trial Lawyers of the Year” award in recognition of “the work of an attorney or team of attorneys working on behalf of individuals and groups that have suffered injustice and harmful abuse.” Josh also served on the Weiss v. National Westminster Bank, PLC, 768 F.3d 202 (2d. Cir. 2014) appellate team resulting in a reversal of a summary judgment award to the bank, in a terror financing lawsuit.
Recent representations on which Josh, together with the Firm’s other attorneys, has served as counsel include:
- Serving on the Firm’s trial team in a two-week Nevada Federal Court trial involving oil-and-gas investment partnerships resulting in $4 million jury verdict and rejection of the defendants’ counterclaims.
- Representing major real estate developer in connection with disputes with minority LLC member.
- Representing the surviving family members of a prominent Wall Street trader in hotly-contested trusts-and-estates disputes.
- Represented national energy producer in connection with disputes arising from renewal energy credit transactions.
- Represented REIT fund principal in disputes with institutional investors, resulting in favorable settlement for client.
- Representing senior officer of publicly traded company in connection with private class action and SEC investigation, resulting in favorable settlement.
- Representing several clients in high-value legal malpractice disputes.
- Representing individuals in connection with alleged harassment and contractual breaches, resulting in favorable confidential settlements for clients.
- Obtaining, on behalf of academic tenure candidate, injunction against terminating employment.
- Serving as co-lead counsel in class actions involving misbranded food and beverage products and securing successful certification of injunctive relief classes and settlements.
- Serving as co-lead counsel in class and collective action regarding wage-and-hour payment disputes and securing favorable preliminary settlement on behalf of the class and collective.
Josh has co-authored two articles concerning ERISA fiduciary obligations for claims administrators and has also published several online articles addressing national security issues and consumer fraud matters.