Erik D. Bolog

Erik D. Bolog

SENIOR COUNSEL
ebolog@wtplaw.com
WASHINGTON
T: 202.659.6770
F: 202.689.3162



For over 25 years, Mr. Bolog has represented clients in a multitude of arenas, with a specialty in litigation.  He has developed an expertise in complex commercial litigation, bank and regulatory litigation, real estate litigation, bankruptcy litigation, qui tam litigation and workout related matters. Erik has represented clients in numerous high profile and complex cases.  He has extensive experience in both advising and litigating on behalf of clients in connection with construction, multi-family housing and condominium-related matters, including matters relating to the District of Columbia’s Tenant Opportunity to Purchase (“TOPA”) statute. 

Over the course of his career, Mr. Bolog has developed a unique expertise in medical-related litigation.  He has served as a faculty member at the American Academy of Neurology Annual Meetings, lecturing on the medical-legal issues associated with litigation.  He has been a featured speaker at the annual A.E.L.E. Prisoner Litigation Seminar, lecturing on litigation strategies relating to prisoner care.  His cases 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.

Mr. Bolog is widely recognized for his expertise in bankruptcy and creditor-debtor related litigation, representing insurance companies, lenders and individuals, as well as businesses.  He is regularly retained by national and regional businesses, as well as individuals, to consult on corporate and risk assessment strategies.  He has successfully litigated a wide variety of bankruptcy-related issues across the United States, including preference, fraudulent transfer and business tort issues.

Memberships & Activities

Professional 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.


Political Activities

Mr. Bolog has served as a legal and housing advisor to numerous elected officials, including, but not limited to, the following:

  • 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)

Litigation Experience

Representative matters include:

  • 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, selected to lead IPO Laddering Litigation. Represented 300 issuer defendants and all of their respective officers and directors, in connection with the matter. 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. Chisley, et al. 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 $150 million. 
  • 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.
  • In 2003, Erik was the youngest litigator ever named by Legal Times to their list of top 20 litigators in Washington, DC.

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