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Lee S. Wolosky

New York City

t: 212.754.4205
f: 212.446.2350
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Areas of Practice



Crisis Management and Government Response

Privacy, Cybersecurity & Technology


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


New York

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 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. In that capacity, among other things, he coordinated the U.S. government response to illicit finance impacting national security.

Mr. Wolosky recent matters have included serving as counsel to Sofitel in matters arising out of the alleged assault committed by 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; to certain of the 9/11 families as international enforcement counsel; 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.

How to Sanction Russia, And Why Obama's Current Strategy Won't Work
Foreign Affairs, March 19 2014

Innovation in sanctions lets US cut some bad guys out of global commerce
Nikkei Asian Review, May 8, 2014

Testimony of Lee S. Wolosky, Partner, Boies, Schiller & Flexner LLP
U.S. House of Representatives Committee on Foreign Affairs, September 18, 2007

Testimony of Mr. Lee S. Wolosky, Project Co-Director
Council on Foreign Relations' Second Report of the independent Task Force on Terrorist Financing Hearing: The 9/11 Commission and Efforts to Identify and Combat Terrorist Financing, September 29, 2004

Testimony by Lee Wolosky
Concerning the Second Report of an Independent Task Force on Terrorist Financing
Sponsored by the Council on Foreign Relations, June 15, 2004

Statement of Lee S. Wolosky to the National Commission on Terrorist
Attacks Upon the United States - April 1, 2003

Putin's Plutocratic Problem - Foreign Affairs - Summary March/April 2000

Selected Professional Awards and Associations

Member, Council on Foreign Relations

Director, National Security Initiative

Related News

Boies, Schiller & Flexner Attorneys Recognized as New York Metro Super Lawyers (October 19, 2014)

Chadbourne, Boies Square Off as U.S. Guards Iran Secrets (In The News)

Trends in Litigation: Crisis Management (July 2014)

Six Degrees of Democratic Party Separation (December 10, 2013)

Lawyer Suing Bank of China Brings ‘Private CIA’ to Boies (December 10, 2013)

54 BSF Attorneys Recognized as Top Lawyers in 2013 Super Lawyers Magazine (2013 Super Lawyers)

The BSF Report: Spring 2013 (03.08.2013)

Video: Lessons learned from Al Qaeda sting operation (May 9, 2012)

Video: Gov't can now keep data on people for up to 5 years (March 23, 2012)

Video: Israeli Diplomats Targeted in India, Can it Happen in U.S.? (February 14, 2012)

BSF Partner Lee Wolosky Comments on Trial of Convicted Arms Dealer Viktor Bout (11.05.2011)

Billion Dollar Lawsuit Against Chiquita Brands International Survives Motion to Dismiss (June 3, 2011)

BSF Seeks Damages for Colombian Terrorism Victims (Firm Newsletter Spring 2011)

Partner Lee Wolosky Appointed to ABA’s Standing Committee on Law and National Security (07.23.2010)

BSF Partner Lee Wolosky Advocates for Legal Reform to Curtail Financial Support to Terrorist Organizations (July 14, 2010)

BSF Wins $4.3 Billion Lawsuit Against AIG for Client Starr International Company (Winter 2010)

Appearance, Fox News Channel's Studio B with Shepard Smith (Regarding the 9/11 terrorist attacks.)

Appearance, CBC's CounterSpin (Regarding intelligence briefings before 9/11.)

Appearance, CBC's CBC News: Business Weekly (Regarding intelligence briefings before 9/11.)

Appearance, Fox News Channel's Studio B with Shepard Smith (Regarding al Qaeda threat and Iraq war.)

Appearance, Fox News Channel's Fox and Friends (Regarding Iraq.)

Appearance, Fox News Channel's Fox News Live (Regarding Iraq, War on Terror and the burden of proof.)

Government Service

Director for Transnational Threats, National Security Council, The White House