Benjamin Bergmann advises clients on antitrust matters, including mergers and acquisitions, private enforcement actions and other civil litigation, and investigations by the U.S. Department of Justice, the Federal Trade Commission, and state regulators.
Ben has represented clients from an array of industries, including health care, financial services, private equity, sports, and media services. In his pro bono practice, Ben has advised clients on voting rights, civil rights, housing conditions, tenants’ right to organize, and other issues. These pro bono matters included litigation in federal and state court, including a strategic lawsuit against public participation that resulted in the highest-ever fee award ever awarded by a New York court pursuant to the state’s anti-SLAPP law.
In addition to his legal career, Ben serves as an Advisory Neighborhood Commissioner in Washington, D.C., an unpaid elected position representing 2,000 Washingtonians. Prior to law school, Ben was a fifth-grade public school teacher in Houston, Texas, where he taught social studies and English language arts.
Ben received his J.D. from Yale Law School, and an undergraduate degree in Theater Studies and Political Science from Duke University.