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James J. Benjamin, Jr.

James J. Benjamin, Jr.

Akin Gump Strauss Hauer & Feld LLP

New York, 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 Overview of Dodd-Frank Whistleblower Law and Practice (Substantive Outline) (February 2017) - The Foreign Corrupt Practices Act and International Anti-Corruption Developments 2017, Wednesday, April 26, 2017
Attorney-Client Privilege and the Work Product Doctrine in Internal Investigations (April 20, 2017) (PowerPoint slides) - Ethics in Context: July 2017, Wednesday, July 12, 2017
The RBS Rights Issue Litigation (December 8, 2016) - Ethics in Context: July 2017, Wednesday, July 12, 2017
Recent U.K. Decision Jeopardizes U.S. Privilege Assertions for Witness Interviews (January 30, 2017) - Ethics in Context: July 2017, Wednesday, July 12, 2017
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, Wednesday, September 27, 2017
Web Segment  Web Segment Ethical Issues in FCPA Practice: Hypothetical on Whistleblowers - The Foreign Corrupt Practices Act and International Anti-Corruption Developments 2017, Friday, April 28, 2017
MP3 Audio  MP3 Audio Ethical Issues in FCPA Practice: Hypothetical on Whistleblowers - Ethical Issues in FCPA Practice: Hypothetical on Whistleblowers, Friday, April 28, 2017
Ethical Issues in Banking and Financial Services – Part I, Friday, July 28, 2017
Transcripts  Transcripts Ethical Issues in FCPA Practice: Hypothetical on Whistleblowers - Ethical Issues in FCPA Practice: Hypothetical on Whistleblowers, Friday, April 28, 2017
MP4 - Mobile Video Seg  MP4 - Mobile Video Seg Ethical Issues in FCPA Practice: Hypothetical on Whistleblowers - Ethical Issues in FCPA Practice: Hypothetical on Whistleblowers, Friday, April 28, 2017
Ethical Issues in Banking and Financial Services – Part I, Friday, July 28, 2017
On-Demand Web Programs  On-Demand Web Programs The Foreign Corrupt Practices Act and International Anti-Corruption Developments 2017, Monday, May 01, 2017, New York, NY
Ethics in Banking and Financial Services 2017, Thursday, August 03, 2017, New York, NY
White Collar Crime 2017: Prosecutors and Regulators Speak, Saturday, October 07, 2017, New York, NY
Course Handbooks  Course Handbooks White Collar Crime 2017: Prosecutors and Regulators Speak
Live Seminar  Live Seminar Ethics in Banking and Financial Services 2018, Tuesday, August 14, 2018, New York, NY
White Collar Crime 2018: Prosecutors and Regulators Speak, Wednesday, October 03, 2018, New York, NY
Live Webcast  Live Webcast Ethics in Banking and Financial Services 2018, Tuesday, August 14, 2018, New York, NY
White Collar Crime 2018: Prosecutors and Regulators Speak, Wednesday, October 03, 2018, New York, NY
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