Joseph J.Boylan (Joe)


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Joe Boylan is an experienced litigator who represents corporations and financial institutions in a variety of complex civil disputes and regulatory matters. He regularly advises corporate clients regarding both affirmative claims and civil defenses in connection with multijurisdictional litigation, securities class actions, and private arbitrations. Joe has extensive experience litigating cases involving residential mortgage-backed securities and also counsels clients on disputes relating to various financial products, including credit default swaps, ISDA-documented derivatives, and other bespoke financial instruments.

Joe has represented clients such as Deutsche Bank, Experian, the Lehman Brothers bankruptcy estate, Wells Fargo, and others in numerous matters before private arbitral tribunals and state, federal, and bankruptcy courts in California, New York, Pennsylvania, Texas, and Washington, D.C. He has served as liaison counsel in coordinated litigation against multiple defendants, represented large financial institutions in several multibillion-dollar class actions involving residential mortgage-backed securities, and acted as lead defense counsel in dozens of cases brought under the Fair Credit Reporting Act.

In addition to his work on behalf of corporate clients, Joe has an active pro bono practice. Recent representations include cases with Her Justice on behalf of disadvantaged women seeking relief in New York family court, assisting foreign victims of violence and abuse with asylum applications through Jones Day's Laredo Project, and representing elderly tenants in housing disputes with their landlords.

Prior to joining Jones Day, Joe obtained his master's degree in business and worked in forecasting and market analytics for a Fortune 500 company.


  • Wells Fargo resolves derivative and putative class action claims alleging wrongdoing with respect to 272 residential mortgage-backed securities trustsJones Day successfully resolved three putative class actions filed by institutional investors in 272 residential mortgage-backed securities (RMBS) trusts.
  • Conagra Brands acquires Pinnacle Foods for $10.9 billion in cash and stockJones Day advised Conagra Brands, Inc. in connection with the acquisition and related financing of Pinnacle Foods Inc. in a $10.9 billion merger.
  • Wells Fargo defends third party breach of contract lawsuit relating to RMBS trustJones Day is representing Wells Fargo Bank, N.A. in a third-party complaint filed by a bank, which is the mortgage loan seller of an RMBS trust.
  • Wells Fargo defends against complaint filed by Nomura Credit & Capital Inc. alleging representations and warranties breachJones Day is representing Wells Fargo, National Association in a third-party complaint filed by Nomura Credit & Capital, Inc., the mortgage loan seller of six RMBS trusts.
  • Lehman Brothers, as Plan Administrator, challenges calculation of derivative termination paymentJones Day is representing Lehman Brothers Holdings Inc., as Plan Administrator, regarding calculation of derivative termination payment and possible recovery of collateral in connection with an accelerated share repurchase transaction between Lehman Brothers OTC Derivatives Inc and Intel Corporation.
  • Lehman Brothers bankruptcy estate obtains advice in connection with potential litigation concerning derivative transactionsJones Day represents Lehman Brothers Holdings Inc. and its affiliated debtors and debtors-in-possession in the chapter 11 bankruptcy proceedings before the United States Bankruptcy Court.