Lee S. Wolosky
New York City
Areas of Practice
Harvard Law School, J.D., cum laude, 1995; Frederick Sheldon Traveling Scholarship; Editor, Harvard International Law Journal
Harvard University, A.B., magna cum laude, History and Literature, 1990; Harvard College Scholarship; John Harvard Scholarship; Dean's List
District of Columbia
United States District Court: Southern District of New York, Eastern District of New York, and Western District of New York
Lee Wolosky is a seasoned litigator who represents clients in high-profile disputes and investigations, often with an international component. Mr. Wolosky joined the firm in 2001 from the White House, where he served as Director for Transnational Threats on the National Security Council under Presidents Clinton and George W. Bush. Since that time, he has led or co-led some of the firm’s largest and most significant matters.
Mr. Wolosky’s recent matters have included serving as counsel to United Against Nuclear Iran (UANI) in a precedent-setting civil matter that was dismissed following the assertion of the state secrets privilege by the U.S. Government; to Sofitel in matters arising out of the alleged assault committed by former IMF Managing Director Dominique Strauss-Kahn; to the former CEO of a major insurance company in multiple matters; to Starr International Company and C.V. Starr & Co., both multi-billion dollar investment companies, in multiple litigations and investigations; to certain of the 9/11 families as international enforcement counsel in connection with a multi-billion dollar federal court judgment entered against Iran and various of its instrumentalities; to the New York Yankees in multiple matters; to a NYSE-listed company in a multi-billion dispute with the United States; to an international financial institution defending multibillion dollar RMBS claims; to a Gulf- and Europe-based private equity fund in multiple litigations in the United States and Europe; to a major Latin American bank in U.S. matters; to a U.S.-based client defending against the enforcement of a Bahraini judgment; and as lead plaintiff’s counsel in the firm's litigations against Chiquita Brands International, Inc. and Bank of China Limited.
Mr. Wolosky has also recently represented clients before the U.S. Government, including the Executive Branch and various Congressional committees. He has successfully represented clients in matters before the Office of Foreign Assets Control (OFAC), the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission, and in federal criminal investigations, including investigations conducted under the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act (FCPA).
In 2012, 2013 and 2014, Mr. Wolosky was selected as a New York Super Lawyer. In 2010, Mr. Wolosky was appointed to the American Bar Association's Standing Committee on Law and National Security.
Mr. Wolosky graduated from Harvard Law School cum laude in 1995 and from Harvard College magna cum laude in 1990. While in law school, he served as a law clerk to the Honorable Sonia Sotomayor, who was then a federal district court judge. Prior to his service at the White House, he was an associate at Paul, Weiss, Rifkind, Wharton & Garrison and an international affairs fellow at the Council on Foreign Relations.
Mr. Wolosky has served as a consultant to various agencies of the U.S. Government and has testified on several occasions before the United States Congress. He has also served as an Adjunct Professor in International Affairs at Columbia University.
Mr. Wolosky is a life member of the Council on Foreign Relations and a founder and member of the board of directors of the National Security Network.
Selected Professional Awards and Associations
Member, Council on Foreign Relations
Director, National Security Initiative
Chadbourne, Boies Square Off as U.S. Guards Iran Secrets (AmLaw Litigation)
Six Degrees of Democratic Party Separation (Bloomberg)
Director for Transnational Threats, National Security Council, The White House