Ben 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.” In 2022, Mr. Steinberg was named a “Rising Star of the Plaintiffs Bar” by The National Law Journal. 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 reached a settlement worth $28 million 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 reached settlements in excess of $118 million on behalf of U.S. contact lens purchasers challenging a series of “minimum pricing” policies imposed by the four dominant manufacturers and the largest nationwide distributor of contact lenses; and In re Automotive Parts Antitrust Litigation, where he helped reach settlements totaling $1.2 billion in a civil action stemming from one of the largest Department of Justice criminal investigations in U.S. history.
Mr. Steinberg is a member of the Executive Board of the New York State Bar Association Antitrust Section and served 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.
In re Disposable Contact Lens Antitrust Litigation, 15-md-02626 (M.D. Fla.)
As court-appointed co-lead counsel, reached settlements in excess of $118 million for U.S. contact lens purchasers challenging a series of “minimum pricing” policies imposed by the four dominant manufacturers and the largest nationwide distributor of contact lenses.
- "Elite Trial Lawyer Q&A," National Law Journal (August 23, 2023)
- "Rising Star: Robins Kaplan's Ben Steinberg," Law360 (July 5, 2023)
- "Law360 Names 2023's Top Attorneys Under 40," Law360 (June 19, 2023)
- "Golf’s Antitrust Problem Just Got Bigger," The New York Times (June 7, 2023)
- "Customers Win $31M Fees In Contact Lens Price-Fixing MDL," Law360 (October 12, 2022)
- "Can COVID-19 Help Cut Insulin Prices Permanently?" A Sweet Life (May 8, 2020)
- "Shkreli, Vyera To Settle Out Of BCBS Antitrust Class Action," Law360 (December 10, 2021)
- "Antitrust Cases to Watch in 2019," Law360 (January 1, 2019)
- "Consumer Class Certified In Contact Lens Price-Fix Row," Law 360 (December 5, 2018)
- "High Court Hears Dental Supplies Antitrust Suit’s Arbitration Fight," Bloomberg Law (October 29, 2018)
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