A multifaceted litigator, Benjamin Chew advocates for clients in commercial litigation and arbitration in the United States and internationally. He handles diverse commercial disputes, including class actions. He also counsels businesses, trade associations and foreign governments facing intellectual property, government contracts, breach of contract, healthcare, Lanham Act, advertising, Uniform Commercial Code, defamation, shareholder derivative suits, partnership disputes, products liability, bankruptcy, real estate transactions, employment (including noncompete), insurance law, trade association liability, civil rights, fraud and RICO litigation.
Ben is active in myriad federal and state courts, including the U.S. District Court, Eastern District, Virginia and the U.S. District Court, District of Colorado. In the Virginia and Colorado venues, Ben represents one of the five largest U.S. defense contractors, prosecuting claims of breach of contract, Lanham Act violations, conspiracy and tortious interference, and patent infringement.
Before the U.S. Bankruptcy Court, Ben represents plaintiffs and defendants in adversary complaints, preference actions and related matters.
Ben served as co-counsel for class representative Ontario Teachers’ Pension Plan Board in securities class action litigation before the Eastern District of Virginia. That case resulted in the second-highest settlement of its kind in the history of the district.
Fluent in Spanish, Ben counseled a large multinational corporation against the Sandinista Government of Nicaragua in the U.S. Court of Appeals, Ninth Circuit. He also successfully represented the governments of Ecuador, Honduras and Dubai in U.S.-based litigation.
Ben remains committed to pro bono, currently representing an African-American University of Virginia honors student in a civil rights action.
Adding to a number of defensive victories, Ben recently secured the dismissal—upheld in the U.S. Court of Appeals, Fourth Circuit—of a multimillion-dollar conspiracy and tortious interference complaint against a major software company.