Benjamin F. (“Ben”) Jackson is an associate in the firm's Litigation department. He has experience in complex commercial litigation with a focus on antitrust, intellectual property litigation, and white collar investigations. Mr. Jackson also maintains an active and varied pro bono practice. He currently serves as a member of the Banking Law Committee of the New York City Bar Association.
From 2015 to 2016, Mr. Jackson served as a law clerk to the Hon. Robert D. Sack of the United States Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit. From 2014 to 2015, he served as a law clerk to the Hon. Katherine B. Forrest of the United States District Court for the Southern District of New York. Before attending law school, he was a senior consultant in the financial services practice of a global strategy consulting firm.
Complex Commercial Litigation
- Defense of a European bank in an industry-wide investigation and private class action asserting antitrust and related contract claims based on alleged collusion and manipulation of a benchmark rate for interest rate swaps and swaptions.
- Defense of a leading contact lens manufacturer in a nationwide antitrust class action involving allegations of anticompetitive pricing.
- Plaintiff-side representation of a university and a scientist in an arbitration proceeding concerning the inventorship of a breakthrough biotechnology.
White Collar Defense and Investigations
- Defense of an executive of a foreign division of a Fortune 500 company in a Foreign Corrupt Practices Act (FCPA) investigation conducted by the U.S. Department of Justice.
- Representation of a medical device manufacturer in a fraud and False Claims Act investigation conducted by the U.S. Department of Justice.
- Representation of an individual real estate developer in a public integrity investigation conducted by the U.S. Department of Justice.
- Defense of a real estate development and management company in a securities fraud investigation conducted by the Manhattan District Attorney’s Office.
- Representation of a commercial and residential real estate company in a campaign finance investigation conducted by a state commission.
- Plaintiff-side representation of a former Rikers Island inmate in a Section 1983 excessive force lawsuit against individual corrections officers.
- Plaintiff-side representation (in conjunction with the Legal Aid Society) of the New York City Council and several public housing tenants’ organizations in a lawsuit that successfully prevented the New York City Housing Authority (NYCHA) from leasing land within eight NYCHA communities to allow for the construction of market-rate housing without following the procedures mandated by state law.
- Representation (in conjunction with Volunteers of Legal Service) of a vehicle driver and deliveryman in an appeal before the New York Unemployment Insurance Appeal Board.
- Representation of a grandmother in a child-custody proceeding in Bronx Family Court.
- U.S. District Court, Southern and Eastern Districts of New York
- New York
MEMBERSHIPS: New York City Bar Association (Banking Law Committee); American Bar Association
- Contributor to Biologics Blog and NY Commercial Division Blog
- Co-author, New York Commercial Division Practice Guide, Chapter VI: Discovery in the Commercial Division (available on Bloomberg Law)
- Co-author, "When Is A Working Capital Agreement A Loan? It Depends," Law360 (June 1, 2017)
- Co-author, "Court Dismisses Claim Against Chinese Firm Due to Lack of Personal Jurisdiction," New York Law Journal (March 30, 2017)
- Censorship and Freedom of Expression in the Age of Facebook, 44 N.M. L. Rev. 121 (2014)
- Note, Danger Lurking in the Shadows: Why Regulators Lack the Authority to Effectively Fight Contagion in the Shadow Banking System, 127 Harv. L. Rev. 729 (2013)
- Recent Case, U.S. Bank National Ass'n v. Ibanez, 941 N.E.2d 40 (Mass. 2011), 125 Harv. L. Rev. 827 (2012)