Erik D. Bolog
For the past 29 years Mr. Bolog has limited his practice to complex and high-profile civil litigation and arbitration, including international tribunals and estate and tax, FISA, government contracts, bank and regulatory, real estate, bankruptcy, qui tam and medical related litigation. He has first-chair’d more than 50 jury trials and hundreds of bench trials. Over the course of his career, Mr. Bolog has developed a unique expertise in medical-related litigation, reinforced by numerous medical cases. He has served as a faculty member at the American Academy of Neurology Annual Meetings, lecturing on the medical-legal issues associated with litigation. Many of the cases he has been involved with have achieved national media recognition and have been featured on 60 Minutes, Dateline NBC, 20/20, MSNBC, CNBC, ABC News, CBS News, NBC News, Fox News and Fox Files.
Memberships & Activities
- American Bar Association
- District of Columbia Bar Association
- Virginia State Bar Association
- Montgomery County Bar Association
- Member, Association of Trial Lawyers of America
- Member, The Trial Lawyers Association of Washington, DC
- Faculty, American Academy of Neurology 1999; 2000.
Mr. Bolog has served as a legal and housing advisor to numerous elected officials, including, but not limited to, the following:
- United States Government Representative to the International Energy Agency Dispute Resolution Centre, Paris, France (1983-);
- Senior Legal Advisor to Congressman Richard Gephardt’s 2004 Presidential campaign;
- Senior advisor and executive committee member for Sen. Evan Bayh’s All American PAC;
- Senior Housing Advisor to Senator Ben Cardin during his Senate campaign;
- Senior Housing Advisor to Secretary Andrew Cuomo (New York) during his Attorney General Campaign; and
- Senior legal and housing advisor and transition team member to Attorney General Doug Gansler (Maryland).
Representative matters include:
- Served as co-lead counsel in Wye Oak Technology, LLC v. The Republic of Iraq, et al. This case involved overcoming the Foreign Sovereign Immunities Act in an effort to hold the Republic of Iraq and the Iraqi Ministry of Defense accountable for breaching its contract with Wye Oak Technology in 2004. After breaching the contract, Wye Oak’s CEO was brutally murdered in Iraq while attempting to secure payment to continue the work of assisting Iraq to be able to defend itself by refurbishing tanks and hard skin vehicles. During the two weeks of trial, Wye Oak presented witnesses from all over the world, including General David Petraeus. Ultimately, United States District Court Judge Royce Lamberth, in a 105 page opinion, awarded Wye Oak a $120,000,000 million judgment.
- Represented PG&E Corporation, the California Utility Company, as co-lead counsel in connection with a $1.0 billion claim asserted against it by the National Energy Group (PGE’s wholly-owned, unregulated business group). The NEG sought to recover $1.0 billion for tax benefits utilized by PGE on its consolidated tax return. After two years of intense litigation, the matter was resolved favorably for PG&E. This matter was the largest monetary bankruptcy litigation case in the Maryland Bankruptcy Courts.
- Following a national search, Mr. Bolog was selected to lead the IPO Laddering Litigation. In that matter, Mr. Bolog represented 300 issuer defendants and all of their respective officers and directors. This consolidated class action case was the largest of its kind in the history of the United States.
- Represented numerous Fortune 500 companies in high stakes litigation. Clients have included:
- JP Morgan Chase & Co.
- Kemper Insurance Company
- Reynolds Tobacco
- AIG Group
- Goodyear Tire Company
- Served as lead counsel in Chisley, et al. v. Corrections Corporation of America, the District of Columbia and Margaret Moore. This case became one of the most visible civil rights cases in the nation and was featured on 60 Minutes, Dateline NBC and Fox Files. The case centered on a slain prisoner, murdered by other DC inmates at the Northeast Ohio Correctional Center, a privately owned and operated prison.
- Served as lead counsel in numerous medical and other Plaintiff-related litigation matters. Successfully obtained jury verdicts and settlements exceeding $300 million.
- Served as lead counsel in numerous high net worth estate challenges, representing heirs seeking their rightful inheritance.
- Gained national prominence as part of the defense team representing millionaire real-estate developer Ruthann Aron in her murder trial. The murder-for-hire case attracted widespread media attention. The defense centered on the Maryland version of the insanity defense. After a five-week trial, the jury was deadlocked and a mistrial declared.
- Mr. Bolog was named by Legal Times to their list of top 20 litigators in Washington, DC.