Benjamin D. Steinberg

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Experience

Benjamin D. Steinberg is an antitrust litigator who prosecutes anticompetitive conduct, with a particular focus on conspiracies. He represents consumers and businesses harmed by price fixing, illegal monopolization, and other unlawful business practices. Mr. Steinberg has helped lead several groundbreaking lawsuits across the country, where he has recovered hundreds of millions of dollars on behalf of his clients. In 2020, the American Antitrust Institute honored Mr. Steinberg for “Outstanding Antitrust Litigation Achievement by a Young Lawyer.” Mr. Steinberg is an emerging public voice on antitrust issues and is often published in the national press.  

Mr. Steinberg’s antitrust work includes BCBSM, Inc. v. Vyera Pharmaceuticals, LLC, et al., where he serves as Interim Lead Counsel for indirect purchasers alleging that Martin Shkreli and his former companies illegally monopolized the market for the life-saving drug Daraprim; 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 settlements of $1.2 billion and stemming from one of the largest Department of Justice criminal investigations in U.S. history. Mr. Steinberg also played a leading role in In re Wells Fargo Collateral Protection Insurance Litigation, where he helped obtain a $432 million settlement on behalf of Wells Fargo auto loan customers who alleged they were charged for unnecessary and deceptive insurance fees.

Mr. Steinberg is a member of the Executive Board of the New York State Bar Association Antitrust Section and serves as Co-Chair of the Section’s Class Action and Private Litigation Committee.
 
Mr. Steinberg is committed to pro bono work and has helped pioneer new legal strategies for women victimized by online sexual harassment.

 
 
Super Lawyers 2020
  • American Antitrust Institute: Outstanding Antitrust Litigation Achievement by a Young Lawyer Award (2020)
  • Super Lawyers: New York Metro Rising Star (2020)
  • Minnesota State Bar Association: North Star Lawyer (named for providing at least 50 hours of pro bono legal services, 2015-2016)
Bar Admissions
  • Minnesota
  • New York
  • U.S. Court of Appeals, Ninth Circuit
Spoken Languages
  • Spanish
Education
  • 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)
Professional Associations
  • New York State Bar Association Antitrust Section, Executive Board Member; Class Action and Private Litigation Committee Co-Chair


  • 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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