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Joshua Polster
 

Joshua Polster

Partner
 
425 Lexington Avenue
New York, NY 10017 
 
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Fax: +1-212-455-2502
Josh Polster represents clients in high-stakes complex commercial litigation, including insurance, securities, M&A and breach of contract claims. He also regularly counsels clients on matters related to M&A and real estate litigation. Josh is a repeat honoree on Benchmark Litigation’s “40 & Under List,” which honors the achievements of the nation’s most accomplished law firm partners under the age of 40. 

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Work Highlights
  • Beazley in winning dismissal of claims related to alleged biometric privacy violations and other alleged data breaches
  • Brighthouse Life Insurance Company in putative class action litigation related to universal life insurance policies
  • Genesee & Wyoming in winning arbitrations over commercial contracts valued at hundreds of millions of dollars related to the company’s railroad transportation business
  • UBS in obtaining a denial of class certification in a putative class action alleging breach of contract and fiduciary duty in connection with certain closed-end mutual funds
  • The Toronto-Dominion Bank in obtaining a denial of class certification in a putative class action related to the Allen Stanford Ponzi schemes
  • American Electric Power and its directors in shareholder derivative litigation
  • Princeton University in litigation challenging its property tax exemption
  • JPMorgan Chase in obtaining dismissal of fraud claims relating to the Tom Petters Ponzi scheme
  • Private family siblings and family businesses in wins at trial before the Delaware Court of Chancery and Connecticut Supreme Court
  • Genesee & Wyoming and People’s United in M&A litigations
Accolades
  • Benchmark Litigation, “40 & Under List” (2022, 2021)
Education
  • New York University School of Law, 2011 J.D.
    magna cum laude; Order of the Coif; George P. Foulk Memorial Award; Paul D. Kaufman Memorial Award; Butler Scholar; Pomeroy Scholar; Lederman Fellow in Law & Economics; Law Review
  • Pace University, 2007 M.S.
  • Princeton University, 2005 A.B.
    Phi Beta Kappa; magna cum laude
Clerkships
  • The Honorable Dennis Jacobs, Chief Judge, Second Circuit Court of Appeals
Admissions
  • New York 2012
  • U. S. District Court Southern District of New York 2013
  • U.S. District Court Eastern District of New York 2019
  • United States Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit 2019

Joshua Polster represents clients in high-stakes complex commercial litigation, including insurance, securities, M&A and breach of contract claims. He also regularly counsels clients on matters related to M&A and real estate litigation.

Josh's recent work highlights include:

  • Beazley in winning dismissal of claims related to alleged biometric privacy violations and other alleged data breaches;
  • Brighthouse Life Insurance Company in putative class action litigation related to universal life insurance policies;
  • Genesee & Wyoming in winning arbitrations over commercial contracts valued at hundreds of millions of dollars related to the company’s railroad transportation business;
  • UBS in obtaining a denial of class certification in a putative class action alleging breach of contract and fiduciary duty in connection with certain closed-end mutual funds;
  • The Toronto-Dominion Bank in obtaining a denial of class certification in a putative class action related to the Allen Stanford Ponzi schemes;
  • JPMorgan Chase in obtaining dismissal of fraud claims relating to the Tom Petters Ponzi scheme;
  • American Electric Power and its directors in shareholder derivative litigation;
  • Princeton University in litigation challenging its property tax exemption;
  • Private family siblings and family businesses in wins at trial before the Delaware Court of Chancery and Connecticut Supreme Court; and
  • Genesee & Wyoming and People's United in M&A litigations.

Josh is a repeat honoree on Benchmark Litigation’s “40 & Under List,” which honors the achievements of the nation’s most accomplished law firm partners under the age of 40. He also maintains an active pro bono practice. He has defeated an emergency motion in a Florida voting action and, along with the ACLU and AIC, secured a preliminary injunction blocking a fast-track deportation rule. 

Josh received his A.B., magna cum laude, from Princeton University in 2005. He received his M.S. from Pace University in 2007 and graduated from the New York University School of Law, magna cum laude, in 2011. Prior to joining the Firm, Josh served as a law clerk for the Honorable Dennis Jacobs, Chief Judge of the Second Circuit Court of Appeals.

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