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Benjamin Chew Biography – Benjamin Chew Wiki
Benjamin G. “Ben” Chew is an attorney and a partner at the law firm Brown Rudnick LLP. Ben is a multifaceted litigator, representing clients in complex commercial litigation and arbitrations in the District of Columbia, Maryland, Virginia, and throughout the United States and internationally.
He handles diverse commercial disputes, including corporate governance, breach of fiduciary duty, defamation, intellectual property, government contracts, breach of contract, class actions, partnership disputes, derivative shareholder and other corporate governance actions, international disputes, Lanham Act, health care, energy, environmental, UCC, products liability, real estate, bankruptcy, employment (including noncompete), insurance law, white collar defense, fraud, and RICO litigation.
Fluent in Spanish, Ben is part of the team representing a Financial Oversight and Management Board for Puerto Rico in the pending bankruptcy proceedings, and has litigated for Dominican, Ecuadorian, Guatemalan, Nicaraguan, and Panamanian clients in the U.S. He has represented governments of Dubai (securing the dismissal of a multimillion-dollar arbitration award by Bechtel) and Honduras in U.S. litigation. In 2013, after passing the Kosovo Bar, he defended the holder of the country’s telecommunications franchise there in criminal proceedings brought by EULEX, securing his acquittal and enabling his company to keep its franchise. Before the European Court of Human Rights, Ben represented a leading Georgian political and business lender in a petition to restore his wrongfully revoked citizenship, and favorably resolved a defamation claim for the former treasury minister of the Czech Republic. Ben also prosecuted an arbitration claim against the Republic of Ghana at the I.C.C.
Ben remains committed to pro bono, successfully representing an African American honors graduate of the University of Virginia in his civil rights case against certain government officers. He served as counsel for one of the plaintiffs’ groups in the landmark Black Farmers class action litigation against the U.S. Department of Agriculture based on systemic discrimination in farm loan programs, which resulted in a $1.2 billion settlement. Ben represented a Native American plaintiffs’ group in the parallel Keepseagle class action, settled for just under $1 billion. He represented two Olympic gold medalists, Dr. Edwin Moses and Beckie Scott, in a matter involving an investigation conducted by the World Anti-Doping Agency.
Benjamin Chew is a Fellow of the American College of Trial Lawyers (“ACTL”), the most prestigious, invitation-only society of senior trial counsel in the United States. He was inducted as a Fellow in the American College of Trial Lawyers in September 2016.
Benjamin Chew Brown Rudnick
Veteran litigator Benjamin Chew joined the international law firm of Brown Rudnick LLP on April 20, 2018. He joined Brown Rudnick from Manatt Phelps & Phillips where he was a partner.
Joseph F. Ryan, then Brown Rudnick Chairman & Chief Executive Officer, noted how closely Ben’s profile aligns with Brown Rudnick’s platform.
“Our strategy is to seek opportunities that lend themselves to innovation and collaboration across our platform, and to add strong people to practice areas where we are a recognized leader,” Ryan said at the time. “Ben fits the bill. He is a prominent DC litigator with a growing roster of high-profile matters in Southern California, and adds depth and breadth to our litigation team in these key markets. Further, his extensive experience in Latin America and the Middle East maps directly with our multidisciplinary teams focused on those regions. And he is an exceptionally strong fit for us culturally – clever, original, and inventive. We are delighted to welcome him to Brown Rudnick.”
Chew also noted his affinity for Brown Rudnick’s litigation style.
“I have admired Brown Rudnick throughout my career,” Chew said at the time. “It has a strong reputation for aggressive, plaintiff side litigation, domestically and internationally. I look forward to growing my entertainment practice with Randy Smithand the great litigators in the Irvine office, and working closely with Ken Weckstein and the Government Contracts team in DC.
“On my first day with the firm I engaged with our lawyers in our Washington D.C. and Southern California offices on a significant matter, able to provide my client with seamless, high level service even as I was transitioning. That’s rare and special. I am excited to expand our work at Brown Rudnick.”
Benjamin Chew Johnny Depp Lawyer
Attorney Benjamin Chew successfully prosecuted two breach of fiduciary cases for actor Johnny Depp in Los Angeles, and is currently representing Mr. Depp in his defamation case against his ex-wife Amber Heard in Virginia.
A Brown Rudnick Sports & Entertainment litigation team is representing actor Johnny Depp in the $50 million defamation trial between Johnny Depp and Amber Heard. The team includes Ben Chew, Stephanie Calnan, Andrew Crawford, Rebecca MacDowell Lecaroz, Yarelyn Mena, Jessica Meyers, Samuel Moniz and Camille Vasquez.
Benjamin Chew Wife
Is Benjamin Chew married? The attorney is married. However, our research has not yet revealed Benjamin Chew’s wife’s name and other details such as her age, occupation, children, family, and net worth among others.
Benjamin Chew Net Worth
Ben Chew’s net worth is estimated to be $5 million.
Benjamin Chew Salary
Attorney Benjamin Chew has an hourly billing rate of $700.00.