Benjamin Sahl, Esq.

Counsel

Benjamin Sahl is of counsel in the firm’s litigation practice. He has a broad background in commercial and intellectual property litigation, with unique experience in First Amendment-related matters. Ben has tried matters to verdict in federal and state court, and has represented targets in investigations by the SEC and DOJ. His clients have ranged from individuals to Fortune 500 companies. Ben has also served as lead counsel in pro bono matters before administrative tribunals and state and federal courts, focusing on the rights of disabled children and adults. He also advocates for the rights of the disabled before state legislators and agencies on behalf of various public interest organizations.

Recent Matters

  • Represented plaintiff major U.S. record labels in copyright infringement action, culminating in publicly reported nine-figure settlement.

  • Represented declaratory judgment-defendant playwright in copyright infringement action.

  • Represented manufacturer of nutraceutical products against claims of trademark infringement and false advertising.

  • Represented defendant collector in action seeking replevin of a Civil War-era sword.

  • Represented communications solutions provider in patent dispute relating to unified communications systems and computer telephony.

  • Represented plaintiff manufacturer in papermaking patent dispute.

  • Represented defendants accused of false patent-marking.

  • Represented global communications brand in review of data privacy and data security regimes worldwide, in anticipation of transaction related to online advertising.

  • Represented Salon.com and others, in trial and on appeal, in successful First Amendment challenge to federal statute regulating Internet content.

  • Represented 15 organizational amici in successful constitutional challenge to FCC’s regulation of broadcast television content.

  • Represented public interest organizations in constitutional challenge to provisions of the False Claims Act that prohibit public access to information related to claims filed under the act.

  • Represented individuals and minority political party in constitutional challenges to state campaign finance statute.

  • Represented plaintiff in FOIA litigation regarding government’s warrantless collection of cellular phone records indicating geolocation of investigative targets.

  • Represented diversified media company in DOJ antitrust investigation, turning in part on the relationship between markets for “old” and “new” media.

  • Represented master leaseholder of World Trade Center retail mall in determining property insurers’ multibillion-dollar liability for the 9/11 attacks.

  • Represented plaintiff in litigation relating to purchase of business that was subsequently the subject of antitrust-related criminal and civil litigation.

  • Represented investment bank in litigation concerning potential borrower's financing documentation.

  • Represented defendant opposing petition to compel arbitration.