Benjamin D. Steinberg



Ben Steinberg is an antitrust litigator who represents classes of individuals and businesses harmed by anticompetitive conduct like price fixing, illegal tying, and unlawful monopolization. Ben has served as a lead associate for plaintiffs in various groundbreaking and complex antitrust lawsuits, including In re Disposable Contact Lens Antitrust Litigation, where he represents consumers challenging a series of “minimum pricing” policies imposed by contact lens manufacturers, and In re Automotive Parts Antitrust Litigation, a civil action with partial settlements of $1 billion, stemming from one of the largest Department of Justice criminal investigations in US history. Ben also serves as a lead associate in In re Wells Fargo Collateral Protection Insurance Litigation, where he represents Wells Fargo auto loan customers who were allegedly charged for unnecessary and deceptive insurance fees.  

Ben serves as the Vice-Chair of the New York State Bar Association’s Antitrust Section’s Class Action Committee.

Ben is committed to pro bono work and has helped pioneer new legal strategies for women victimized by online sexual harassment.

Super Lawyers 2020
  • Recipient of the “Outstanding Antitrust Litigation Achievement by Young Lawyer Award,” American Antitrust Institute (2020)
  • Named a "New York Metro Rising Star," Super Lawyers (2020)
  • Named a “North Star Lawyer” by the Minnesota State Bar Association for providing at least 50 hours of pro bono legal services (2015-2016)
  • Board Member, Save Our Schools (a local non-profit dedicated to improving children’s education in the Twin Cities).
  • Volunteer, Cardozo Society Legal Aid Clinic

Bar Admissions
  • Minnesota
  • New York
  • U.S. Court of Appeals, Ninth Circuit
Spoken Languages
  • Spanish
  • University of Minnesota Law School, J.D., magna cum laude (2013);Minnesota Law Review 2011-2013; Dorothy O. Lareau Legal Writing Award; Best 1L Brief; Best 1L Oralist; Honors in Practice and Professionalism
  • University of Madison-Wisconsin B.A., Journalism, Spanish (2010)

  • What Role Will Consumer Litigation Play in the Antitrust Fight Over Tech Platforms? 
    New York State Bar Association Antitrust Law Section and Corporate Counsel Section , New York, New York (January 30, 2020)
  • Cartel Damages Claims: Economic Approached to Estimating Overcharges
    Moderator, New York State Bar Association, New York, New York (September 12, 2017)
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