Benjamin S. Fischer

Benjamin S. Fischer

Benjamin S. Fischer represents corporate executives and corporations in high stakes business litigation, criminal actions, and regulatory investigations. He has significant experience litigating almost every aspect of civil and criminal cases in both federal and state court and also has extensive experience handling all phases of arbitrations. Ben has tried criminal and civil cases to verdict and arbitrations to final decisions. He has led corporate internal investigations for multinational corporations. Ben also has significant appellate experience in both state and federal appellate courts. His cases have involved allegations of hedge fund mismanagement, private equity fund mismanagement, securities fraud, insider trading, stock option backdating, market timing, collusion, rate fixing, price fixing, bribery, tax fraud, and money laundering. In addition, Ben has represented both individuals and corporations under investigation by the Department of Justice, the Securities and Exchange Commission, the District Attorney's Office, the Attorney General's Office, and FINRA. He also has represented companies conducting internal investigations and individuals in connection with those investigations.

In June 2014, Ben was named a “Rising Star” by the New York Law Journal, in which he was selected as one of 40 lawyers under the age of 40 that “represent the next generation of dynamic, intelligent, and civic minded New York bar leaders.” He was also named a leading lawyer by Chambers USA: America’s Leading Lawyers for Business in the area of Litigation: White Collar Crime & Government Investigations, where he was described as “a terrific lawyer” who is “very thoughtful and very thorough.” Benchmark Litigation: The Definitive Guide to America’s Leading Litigation Firms & Attorneys recognized Ben as a “Future Star,” and noted that “‘he is the one to watch there.’” He has also been recognized as a Super Lawyer by Thomson Reuters’ Super Lawyers.

He is a member of the Criminal Law Committee of the New York City Bar Association (he also served on the City Bar's Young Lawyers Committee), the Federal Bar Council (where he serves on its First Decade Committee), and the American Bar Association. He is also a board member of the New York Legal Services Group, one of New York City's largest provider of free civil legal services to low income residents of New York. Ben has significant experience handling pro bono matters, in particular, he has represented numerous indigent defendants in criminal cases pending in both state and federal court.

He is also a regular contributor to The Insider Blog on

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