Benjamin Daniels advises financial institutions and global corporations about litigation and dispute resolution. As a member of the Business Litigation Group, Ben provides creative and ardent advocacy during litigation, enforcement actions, investigations, crisis management, and white-collar defense matters.
Financial Services Disputes
Ben’s clients have come to expect practical and strong representation. He counsels several financial institutions, including investment banks, private-equity firms, portfolio companies, broker-dealers, SPACs, and fintech companies. He represents these institutions before all levels of federal court and state court, as well as before federal agencies such as the SEC and FINRA.
Recently, Ben represented an international fintech corporation in several federal lawsuits; represented a creditor in a fintech bankruptcy; counseled SPACs and SPAC founders on securities litigation and shareholder disputes; and represented a global investment bank in government enforcement actions and concurrent securities litigation.
International Business Disputes
Ben’s clients often face complex, cross-border disputes. He has deep experience with the interplay between domestic and international courts, including discovery disputes and Hague convention proceedings. He also represents clients in international arbitrations and mediations.
Recent highlights include representing U.S. aerospace companies in international arbitration; representing an industry-leading video game developer in international discovery; representing creditors in a multi-billion-dollar bankruptcy in international discovery; representing a former head-of-state in U.S. litigation; and representing a foreign sovereign in the U.S. Supreme Court.
IP, Technology, and Manufacturing
Ben has counseled several technology and manufacturing companies in matters ranging from contract disputes to intellectual property litigation. Among other things, he successfully represented three clients before the Federal Circuit; handled a complex-international patent litigation in the aerospace industry; and represented an international electronics manufacturer in patent litigation at both the trial and appellate levels.
Past Experience & Clerkships
Before joining Robinson and Cole, Ben worked for another major Connecticut-based firm, focusing on complex litigation and appellate law. Prior to that experience, he was an associate at a global law firm in New York City, focusing on complex litigation and government enforcement actions.
Ben is the former co-head of the Appellate Litigation Project at Yale Law School, where his students represented indigent clients in the Second and Third Circuits
Ben has clerked for two federal judges. He first clerked for Chief Judge Irma E. Gonzalez in the Southern District of California. He then clerked for Judge John M. Rogers of the Sixth Circuit.