Fortis Welcomes New Litigation Partner David Olsky

Published: 04 Feb 2019

Seasoned Litigator Brings Deep Experience in  High Stakes Commercial Cases and Government Investigations

DENVER (January 31, 2019)—Fortis Law Partners has expanded its practice with the addition of litigation partner David Olsky. Experienced in complex commercial, securities and bankruptcy litigation, and responses to government investigations, Olsky has represented a broad range of clients, including financial institutions, public and private companies, creditor committees, broker-dealers and individuals. Olsky has litigated cases around the country, often with “bet the firm” stakes and, as one Court recently commented, some “extraordinary” outcomes. He is based out of Fortis’ Downtown Denver headquarters.

“David continues Fortis’ commitment to delivering the top-quality service to our clients, bar none,” said Henry Baskerville, Litigation Partner, Fortis Law Partners. “David has handled some of the most difficult matters for national clients and will bring that capability to our growing practice.”

Olsky has litigated claims involving securities fraud, corporate governance, breach of fiduciary duty, cryptocurrency and initial coin offerings, lender liability, fraudulent transfer and fraudulent conveyance, real estate, commercial leases, judgment collection, bankruptcy claims, antitrust, unfair competition, breach of contract, tortious interference with contract, violation of trade secrets, equitable subordination, receivers and bankruptcy trustees, payment processing, financial institutions, asset-based lending and insurance coverage. 

In addition to his civil practice, Olsky has substantial experience representing individuals and companies in responding to government investigations. He has represented clients before the Securities Exchange Commission (SEC), Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA), Office of the Comptroller of the Currency (OCC), Department of Justice Antitrust Division, and various US Attorneys, state attorneys general and state securities regulators. He has also conducted numerous internal investigations for corporate clients.

“I am excited to join Fortis and to deliver to my clients and my partners’ clients the legal services that they expect from anywhere in the country,” Olsky said. “As a boutique comprised of sophisticated and experienced attorneys, Fortis provides an optimal platform to litigate our clients’ most important cases.”   

Prior to joining Fortis, Olsky practiced for nearly seventeen years with prominent international law firms in Washington, D.C., New York and Denver. Olsky began his career as a clerk for the Honorable Bruce M. Selya on the U.S. Court of Appeals for the First Circuit. He graduated from Stanford Law School with distinction in 2001, where he was the Managing Editor of the Stanford Law Review. He graduated summa cum laude from the University of Pennsylvania in 1997.  

For more information or to schedule an interview, please contact Shawna McGregor at or 917-971-7852.

About Fortis Law Partners

Fortis Law Partners offers broad expertise to help clients achieve effective legal solutions, from the simplest matters to the most challenging business problems. Whether a successful outcome means winning at trial, dismissing a lawsuit, negotiating a settlement, closing a transaction, or just getting thoughtful legal advice, Fortis lawyers get results. Our business-minded problem solving approach, coupled with a persistent dedication to client service, enables us to create unmatched value. Practices include Commercial Litigation, Corporate / Securities / M&A; Employment Law; Tax; Compliance Programs and Internal Investigations; and Real Estate & Development. For more information, visit Continue the conversation on LinkedIn and Facebook.

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Firm: Fortis Law Partners LLC
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