Benjamin Sokoly is of counsel in the litigation practice group in the firm’s New York office. Mr. Sokoly’s practice focuses on the preparation and trial of complex commercial cases in a broad array of substantive areas, including antitrust, contracts and business torts, health care fraud, class actions, tax controversy and intellectual property matters. Mr. Sokoly also regularly represents clients in connection with white collar criminal matters, government investigations and corporate internal investigations. Mr. Sokoly has represented clients in all stages of litigation, including trial and appeals, in federal and state courts and before arbitral panels across the country.
- Representation of a major international financial institution and its current and former employees in their defense of grand jury, SEC, IRS and Congressional investigations and related civil litigation relating to tax-related transactions.
- Representation of a multinational corporation in an international antitrust investigation of global cartels.
- Representation of a major public pharmaceutical company in connection with False Claims Act litigation and related investigations conducted by U.S. Attorney’s Offices.
- Representation of a players union in connection with a complex contractual dispute with a professional sports league involving media and other rights.
- Representation of a financial advisory services firm in connection with litigation brought by a former employer involving various claims including breach of fiduciary duty and misappropriation and conversion of business opportunities.
- Representation of a subsidiary of a major medical device company in patent litigation relating to coronary stents; judgment was awarded as a matter of law at the close of evidence at trial.
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Honors and Awards
Mr. Sokoly received a J.D., cum laude, from Harvard Law School in 1998. He received a B.A., summa cum laude, from the College of William and Mary in 1995.