Overview

Ben is a litigation associate in the Dallas office. His practice encompasses a broad range of complex business litigation, and he has represented a diverse group of clients ranging from large public companies to prominent entrepreneurs. Ben has experience resolving a wide variety of corporate governance, antitrust, real estate, energy, trade secrets, and other complex disputes. In addition, he maintains an active restructuring litigation practice. Ben has appeared on behalf of post-confirmation trustees, creditors’ committees, and debtors in a number of contested matters and adversary proceedings, including in cases involving alleged breaches of fiduciary duty, fraudulent transfers, and major preferential transfers.

Ben's superior trial work has earned him recognition from both legal media and his peers. Texas Super Lawyer has named Ben a "Rising Star" since 2018, and D Magazine listed him among the best lawyers in Dallas under 40. His peers have also selected him for leadership roles in several prominent bar organizations. Ben currently serves on the boards of the Federal Bar Association Younger Lawyers Division and the American Bar Association Business Torts Litigation Committee. Ben is an active alumnus of the Washington University in St. Louis School of Law, where he serves on the Board of Advisors.

Before entering private practice, Ben clerked for the Honorable Raymond W. Gruender of the United States Court of Appeals for the Eighth Circuit. He has served as an officer in the United States Marine Corps Reserve since 2010.

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Thought Leadership

Publications

Author, “How to Prepare Your Cross-Examination,” American Bar Association Section of Litigation, Young Advocates Committee, August 2019

Author, “A Primer on Unlawful Dividend Claims,” American Bankruptcy Institute, Commercial Fraud Committee, August 2019

Author, “Do Fiduciaries of Fiduciaries Owe Duties?” American Bar Association, Section of Litigation, Business Torts Committee, March 2019

Speaking Engagements

Speaker, “Effectively Using Experts Early in Business Litigation,” American Bar Association, Section of Litigation, Business Torts and Unfair Competition Committee, May 2021 

Speaker, “Preparing Your Cross-Examination,” Dallas Bar Association, June 2019

Speaker, “It's Your Deposition: Practical Tips for Commanding the Room and Protecting Your Record,” Federal Bar Association Rising Professionals Symposium, February 2019

Recognition

Rising Star, Texas Super Lawyer, 2018–2021

Best Lawyers in Dallas Under 40, D Magazine

Memberships & Affiliations

Board of Advisors, Washington University in St. Louis, School of Law 

Program Chair, American Bar Association, Section of Litigation, Business Torts Committee

Communications Chair, American Bankruptcy Institute, Commercial Fraud Committee

5th Circuit Representative, Federal Bar Association, Younger Lawyers Division

Credentials

Admissions & Qualifications

  • 2014Texas
  • 2012Colorado

Courts

  • United States Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit
  • United States District Court for the District of Colorado
  • United States District Court for the Northern District of Texas
  • United States District Court for the Southern District of Texas
  • United States District Court for the Eastern District of Texas
  • United States District Court for the Western District of Texas

Education

  • Washington University in St. Louis, School of LawJ.D.magna cum laude2012

    Articles Editor, Washington University Law Review

    Order of the Coif

    Order of Barristers

  • New York UniversityB.M., Music Business2009