Veteran litigator Benjamin Chew joined the international law firm of Brown Rudnick LLP on April 20 2018. True to his reputation as a tireless and dedicated litigator, he spent the day in court, representing clients. Mr. Chew joins the firm as a partner in its litigation practice and will work from its Washington D.C. and Irvine, California offices. He joins Brown Rudnick from Manatt Phelps & Phillips where he was a partner.
With more than 25 years of courtroom experience, Chew handles a variety of high-stakes matters throughout the United States and abroad on behalf of eminent individuals, businesses, trade associations and foreign governments. He is a Fellow of the American College of Trial Lawyers.
Fluent in Spanish, Chew's list of winning representations includes matters involving the governments of Nicaragua, Ecuador, Honduras, and Dubai, as well as international celebrities, major defense contractors, large software companies, and other multinational corporations. His more notable matters include:
Representation of the actor Johnny Depp in a $50 million fraud battle against his former business managers;
Representation of Cher in her action against a former financial advisor; and
Representation of L-3 Communications and other government contractors in various civil actions.
Chew's experience includes counseling clients in legal matters related to class action, intellectual property, government contracts, breach of contract, healthcare, Lanham Act, advertising, Uniform Commercial Code, defamation, products liability, bankruptcy, real estate, employment, insurance, civil rights, fraud, and RICO litigation, as well as in shareholder derivative suits and partnership disputes. He is active in several federal and state courts, including the U.S. District Court, Eastern District, Virginia and the U.S. District Court, District of Colorado.
In addition to being named a Fellow of the American College of Trial Lawyers, Ben is recognized in Best Lawyers in America for Commercial Litigation.
Ben is committed to pro bono, currently representing an African-American University of Virginia honors student in a civil rights action.
University of Virginia School of Law – J.D., 1988
Princeton University – B.A., 1984