Washington, District Of Columbia 20036
Ben Chew represents clients involved in commercial litigation and arbitration throughout the United States and internationally. He handles a wide variety of disputes, including class actions (prosecution and defense), intellectual property, government contracts, breach of contract, Uniform Commercial Code, defamation, products liability, lease and other real estate transactions, non-compete, insurance law, trade association liability, fraud and RICO. He litigates regularly in Virginia federal and state courts.
Fluent in Spanish, Mr. Chew practices before myriad state and federal courts, including bankruptcy, where he has prosecuted and defended several adversary complaints, preference actions, and related matters. In recent years he has successfully defended manufacturers and a major trade association in products liability cases across the nation and won defense verdicts for an oil services company in litigation that preserved the company's core intellectual property. He successfully represented the Governments of Dubai, Ecuador, and Honduras in U.S.-based litigation, and represented a large U.S. multinational corporation against the Sandinista Government of Nicaragua in the Ninth Circuit.
Currently Mr. Chew represents one of the five largest U.S. defense contractors in litigation in the District of Colorado and the Eastern District of Virginia (EDVA) prosecuting claims for breach of contract, Lanham Act violations, conspiracy and tortious interference, and patent infringement. He is defending another large government contractor in a case alleging breach of contract and conspiracy, also in the EDVA. He was local counsel for class representative Ontario Teachers' Pension Plan Board in securities class action litigation, in which the court recently approved the second-highest settlement of its kind in the history of the EDVA. Also in the EDVA, Mr. Chew recently secured the dismissal—upheld in the Fourth Circuit—of a multimillion-dollar conspiracy and tortious interference complaint against a major software company.
|Areas of Practice||1) Advertising Litigation, 2) Class Actions, 3) False Claims Act, 4) Intellectual Property, 5) Litigation and 6) TCPA Compliance and Class Action Defense|
|Law School||University of Virginia School of Law (J.D.,1988)|
|Education||Princeton University (B.A.,1984)|
|Bar Member / Association||District of Columbia State Bar Association,Virginia state Bar Association|
|Most recent firm||Manatt, Phelps & Phillips, LLP|
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