Steven F Benz

Steven F Benz
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District of Columbia
+1 202 326 7929
+1 202 326 7999


Who's Who Legal Competition: Plaintiffs

Steven F Benz is a partner at Kellogg, Hansen, Todd, Figel & Frederick, PLLC in Washington, DC. An award winning attorney with 28 years of litigation experience, Mr Benz has served as counsel of record in more than 140 litigated cases, trials and appeals and represents clients on both the plaintiff and defence side. He focuses his practice on prosecuting and defending high-profile monopolisation, price fixing and class action cases involving the intersection of competition law and intellectual property rights. Mr Benz’s representations include “big data” cases, which involve the monopolisation of an underlying data set and the blocking of competitors’ software applications using “data security” as a pre-textual business justification.

Mr Benz’s noteworthy achievements – including both the largest Sherman Act Section 2 trial verdict in history and a recent US$250 million day-of settlement in a Sherman Act monopolisation case – have earned him prestigious accolades. In 2017, he received the American Antitrust Institute’s Antitrust Enforcement Award for Outstanding Antitrust Litigation Achievement in Private Law Practice.  He is AV preeminent peer review rated and is recognised as an antitrust “local litigation star” by Benchmark Litigation for his successful representations of clients including: AT&T, Verizon, Veeva Systems Inc, Dial Corporation, Henkel Consumer Goods Inc, Kraft Heinz Foods Co, HJ Heinz Co LP, Foster Poultry Farms, Smithfield Foods, Inc, HP Hood LLC, BEF Foods Inc, Spectrum Brands, Inc, Studio Spectrum, Inc and Ritz Camera & Image, LLC. Mr Benz is also a frequent speaker at conferences on competition law and complex civil litigation topics.

WWL says: Steven Benz offers clients over 25 years of dedicated experience in competition matters and has particular expertise in matters relating to abuse of dominance and cartels.

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