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Benjamin Chapin

Senior Associate

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Benjamin Chapin is a litigator who focuses his practice on complex civil litigation, government enforcement matters and internal investigations.

Mr. Chapin has a broad range of commercial, government and regulatory litigation experience, having represented clients in the defense or prosecution of claims alleging securities fraud, violations of the False Claims Act, price fixing under the Sherman Act, breach of contract, violations of consumer protection and unfair competition statutes, unjust enrichment and defamation. He has also represented clients in connection with investigations and enforcement matters conducted by the Department of Justice and FINRA, as well as internal investigations. In addition, Mr. Chapin has helped to advise firm clients on regulatory matters, risk management in connection with high-value transactions and corporate strategy.

Prior to joining the firm, Mr. Chapin served as a law clerk to the Honorable Nicholas G. Garaufis of the US District Court for the Eastern District of New York. He previously worked as an associate at a law firm in New York.

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February 1, 2017

Materiality Under FCA: The Lower Courts Grapple With Escobar’s Meaning

In this article published by Bloomberg Law's Federal Contracts Report, Jonathan Cedarbaum, Benjamin Chapin and Thad Eagles discuss the Supreme Court's decision in Universal Health Services v. Escobar ex rel. United States and the different interpretations lower courts have begun to take.

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Education

JD, Columbia Law School, 2012, James Kent Scholar, Columbia Law Review

BA, Duke University, 2006

Bar Admissions

District of Columbia

New York

Clerkships

The Hon. Nicholas Garaufis, US District Court for the Eastern District of New York, 2014 - 2015

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