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Benjamin Chapin

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, Federal Trade Commission, state attorneys general and FINRA, as well as congressional and 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.

Experience

  • COMMERCIAL AND REGULATORY ENFORCEMENT DISPUTES

    • Represents government contractor in False Claims Act litigation against the Department of Justice arising from alleged payment of unallowable costs.
    • Represents online software company in litigation brought by public prosecutors under California’s Unfair Competition and False Advertising Laws.  
    • Represents senior executive of a major public utility in multiple class actions and derivative litigation involving fraud allegations related to company disclosures.
    • Represented auto parts manufacturer in multiple class actions alleging price fixing in violation of the Sherman Act.
    • Represented online vacation rental company in civil litigation involving allegations of discrimination related to a controversial policy change.
    • Represented aerospace company in federal district court on issues involving the Foreign Sovereign Immunities Act. 
  • CRIMINAL, CIVIL ENFORCEMENT AND INTERNAL INVESTIGATIONS

    • Represents online software company in Federal Trade Commission and State Attorneys General investigations related to alleged unfair and deceptive marketing practices.
    • Represents senior executive of a major public utility in parallel Department of Justice and Securities and Exchange Commission investigations involving fraud allegations related to company disclosures. 
    • Represented a national engineering company in False Claims Act investigation conducted by the Department of Justice involving alleged failure to adhere to quality assurance standards mandated by the Department of Energy.
    • Represented major defense contractor in an investigation related to counterfeit electronic parts.  
    • Represented information technology consulting firm in an internal investigation and policy review stemming from an insider threat breach.
    • Represented multiple financial institutions in congressional investigations related to anti-money laundering programs.

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Credentials

  • Education

    • JD, Columbia Law School, 2012

      James Kent Scholar, Columbia Law Review
    • BA, Duke University, 2006

  • 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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