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James J. Benjamin, Jr.

James J. Benjamin, Jr.

Akin Gump Strauss Hauer & Feld LLP

New York City, NY, USA


James J. Benjamin Jr., a leader of Akin Gump’s securities enforcement and litigation practice group, represents institutional and individual clients in a wide variety of government and regulatory investigations and litigation. He has served as lead counsel in numerous internal investigations and has conducted numerous jury trials. He has been recognized as a leading lawyer by Chambers USA: America’s Leading Lawyers for Business in the areas of white-collar crime and government investigations.  Before joining Akin Gump, Mr. Benjamin served for more than five years as a federal prosecutor in the U.S. Attorney’s Office for the Southern District of New York, where he served as deputy chief appellate attorney and as a member of the Securities and Commodities Fraud Task Force. Mr. Benjamin previously served as a law clerk at the U.S. Supreme Court for Justices Lewis F. Powell Jr. and John Paul Stevens. He received his A.B. magna cum laude in 1987 from Dartmouth College, where he was a member of Phi Beta Kappa, and he earned his J.D. with honors in 1990 from the University of Virginia School of Law, where he was the research and projects editor of the Virginia Law Review.

James J. Benjamin, Jr. is associated with the following items:
CHB Chapters  CHB Chapters A Lawyer’s Ability to Use Confidential Information to Defend Against Allegations of Misconduct: Relevant New York Ethical Rules - Storming the Gatekeepers: When Compliance Officers and In-House Lawyers Are at Risk 2017, Thursday, September 28, 2017
James J. Benjamin, Jr. and Bianca Figueroa-Santana, Documenting the Findings of an Internal Investigation - Internal Investigations 2018, Wednesday, June 06, 2018
Attorney-Client Privilege and the Work Product Doctrine in Internal Investigations (PowerPoint slides) - Ethics in Context: August 2018, Tuesday, August 07, 2018
Course Handbooks  Course Handbooks White Collar Crime 2017: Prosecutors and Regulators Speak
On-Demand Web Programs  On-Demand Web Programs White Collar Crime 2017: Prosecutors and Regulators Speak, Saturday, October 07, 2017, New York, NY
The Foreign Corrupt Practices Act and International Anti-Corruption Developments 2018, Tuesday, May 01, 2018, New York, NY
Internal Investigations 2018, Friday, June 29, 2018, New York, NY
Ethics in Banking and Financial Services 2018, Tuesday, August 21, 2018, New York, NY
Web Segment  Web Segment Ethical Issues in FCPA Practice: What could possibly go wrong with an internal investigation?                                                            - The Foreign Corrupt Practices Act and International Anti-Corruption Developments 2018, Wednesday, April 25, 2018
Concluding the Internal Investigation - Internal Investigations 2018, Wednesday, June 27, 2018
MP3 Audio  MP3 Audio Ethical Issues in FCPA Practice: What could possibly go wrong with an internal investigation?                                                            - Ethical Issues in FCPA Practice: What could possibly go wrong with an internal investigation?                                                           , Wednesday, April 25, 2018
Ethics in Banking and Financial Services 2018 - Ethics in Banking and Financial Services 2018, Wednesday, August 15, 2018
MP4 - Mobile Video Seg  MP4 - Mobile Video Seg Ethical Issues in FCPA Practice: What could possibly go wrong with an internal investigation?                                                            - Ethical Issues in FCPA Practice: What could possibly go wrong with an internal investigation?                                                           , Wednesday, April 25, 2018
Concluding the Internal Investigation - Concluding the Internal Investigation, Wednesday, June 27, 2018
Ethics in Banking and Financial Services 2018 - Ethics in Banking and Financial Services 2018, Wednesday, August 15, 2018
Transcripts  Transcripts Concluding the Internal Investigation - Concluding the Internal Investigation, Wednesday, June 27, 2018
Live Seminar  Live Seminar White Collar Crime 2018: Prosecutors and Regulators Speak, Wednesday, October 03, 2018, New York, NY
White Collar Crime 2019: Prosecutors and Regulators Speak, Wednesday, September 25, 2019, New York, NY
Live Webcast  Live Webcast White Collar Crime 2018: Prosecutors and Regulators Speak, Wednesday, October 03, 2018, New York, NY
White Collar Crime 2019: Prosecutors and Regulators Speak, Wednesday, September 25, 2019, New York, NY
PLI Grpcast-Live Web  PLI Grpcast-Live Web White Collar Crime 2018: Prosecutors and Regulators Speak, Wednesday, October 03, 2018, Nashville, TN
White Collar Crime 2018: Prosecutors and Regulators Speak, Wednesday, October 03, 2018, Atlanta, GA
White Collar Crime 2018: Prosecutors and Regulators Speak, Wednesday, October 03, 2018, Indianapolis, IN
White Collar Crime 2018: Prosecutors and Regulators Speak, Wednesday, October 03, 2018, New Brunswick , NJ
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