Biography

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.

Representative Matters

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.

Intellectual Property

  • 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.

Pro Bono

  • 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.

Admissions

  • U.S. District Court, Southern and Eastern Districts of New York
  • New York

Professional Activities

MEMBERSHIPS: New York City Bar Association (Banking Law Committee); American Bar Association

Publications