BENJAMIN NAGIN represents clients in their most complex and hard-fought disputes. His engagements span a myriad of industries and legal claims, including significant antitrust, M&A, consumer finance, securities, license agreements, structured products, restructuring and business tort disputes. Ben has represented financial institutions, global health and pharmaceutical companies and other corporations as plaintiffs in the enforcement of significant contractual rights. Ben has extensive trial experience in state and federal courts, including in the Southern District of New York, bankruptcy courts and the New York State Commercial Division. Ben is co-head of the firm’s antitrust litigation group and serves as lead counsel in cutting-edge antitrust matters in the payments and labor space.
Ben is listed as a peer-reviewed “Best Lawyer” in The Best Lawyers in America in Commercial Litigation and Antitrust Law. A client praised Ben’s “strategic thinking, command of the law, attention to detail and professionalism are unparalleled. He is the lawyer you want and need when you are faced with a thorny dispute.” According to clients in 2018, Ben is “quick to understand the commercial imperatives, always strategic in outlook” and has “an operating style that is pragmatic and easy to work with. If you have a complex commercial dispute, you want Ben on your side.” Another client has commented that Ben is “creative, savvy and practical” and “the lawyer you want in a dog fight.”
In a pro bono matter in Alabama, Ben served as lead counsel in an extensive evidentiary hearing and obtained the reversal of a wrongful capital murder conviction and death penalty sentence. During the final appearance in the case, the Alabama State Court Judge stated to Ben and his team that “your legal analysis throughout this process has been infallible and your courtroom demeanor has been impeccable. . . . I’m sincerely humbled by your dedication to the goal of truth and justice.”