As Counsel in Wiggin and Dana’s Litigation Department, Ben is a key member of the firm’s Education and Appellate and Complex Legal Issues Practice Group. He works with universities, colleges, independent schools, education associations, corporations, major health care systems, and sovereign nations to solve a range of legal and regulatory challenges.
Ben helps his Education clients navigate rules and regulations relating to compliance with nondiscrimination laws, campus security requirements, financial aid, and privacy and data security statutes. Attuned to the unique demands of the educational sector, Ben also represents institutions in litigation and in investigations by state and federal regulators, including Title IX and Title III investigations.
Ben also represents a broad array of clients in federal and state appellate courts. His practice focuses on complex legal issues. His recent successes include an affirmance in the Federal Circuit confirming that a major German corporation’s patent was invalid; a reversal in the Connecticut Supreme Court, of a $35-million judgment against a major insurance carrier; an affirmance in the Second Circuit, of Yale University's title to one of Vincent Van Gogh's most famous paintings; and an affirmance in the Second Circuit, of an order protecting an American company against a German corporation's abusive discovery practices. He also frequently defends clients at the trial level in software licensing disputes, class actions, patent infringement actions, and other general complex commercial disputes.
Articles in the National Law Review database by Benjamin Daniels