BENJAMIN NAGIN represents clients in their most complex and hard-fought antitrust and commercial litigation disputes. Ben is co-head of the firm’s antitrust litigation group and routinely serves as lead counsel in cutting-edge antitrust matters, including in the financial services and “no-poach” labor spaces. Ben is a peer-reviewed “Best Lawyer” in The Best Lawyers in America Antitrust Law and Commercial Litigation. 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.
According to clients, 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.” Another client has commented that Ben is “creative, savvy and practical” and “the lawyer you want in a dog fight.” 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.”
In his pro bono practice, Ben has been a leader in reversing wrongful death penalty convictions. In a case in Alabama, Ben served as lead counsel 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.”