Joshua Bruckerhoff

Reid Collins & Tsai - Texas


1301 S. Capital of Texas Highway
Building C, Suite 300
Austin, TX 78746

+1 512 647 6104

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Practice area:

Professional liability

Josh is a partner at Reid Collins & Tsai LLP. He appears in federal and state courts across the country representing bankruptcy trustees, offshore liquidators, and companies in litigation against directors and officers, law firms, banks, auditors, and recipients of fraudulent transfers.

Josh is known for finding innovative solutions to complex cases. For instance, Josh developed the arguments that ultimately led the U.S. Supreme Court, in Merit Management Group v. FTI Consulting, to narrow the scope of section 546(e) of the Bankruptcy Code. Since the firm’s victory in Merit, Josh is part of a team currently pursuing fraudulent-transfer claims in a number of cases seeking, in total, over $1 billion in recoveries. Josh also helped author a recent amici curiae brief to the U.S. Supreme Court on behalf of eleven prominent bankruptcy trustees concerning the interplay between the Bankruptcy Code and state-law fraudulent-transfer statutes.

Josh also devotes a significant portion of his practice to bringing legal-malpractice and related claims against law firms on behalf of bankruptcy trustees, offshore liquidators, and Fortune 500 companies. He has handled an array of such cases, many of which involved hundreds of millions of dollars in alleged damages.

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.


Recent representations include:

  • Representation of the LB Litigation Trust, a trust formed as part of the bankruptcy of Lyondell Chemical Company, in a $300 million legal-malpractice action.
  • Representation of the liquidators of the Bear Stearns feeder funds in a $500 million legal-malpractice action.
  • Representation of the BosGen Liquidating Trust in a case involving hundreds of millions of dollars in alleged fraudulent transfers.
  • 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.


Updated Aug 2021