Daniel R. Benson

Name and co-founding partner Dan Benson is one of the country’s leading complex commercial litigators, and has vast experience handling a wide variety of litigation, including credit market, securities, mass tort and environmental disputes. Dan has been recognized as a Litigation Star by Benchmark Litigation and a Leading Litigator by Lawdragon.

Among other accomplishments, Dan conceived and negotiated ground-breaking tobacco settlements on behalf of cigarette manufacturer Liggett.  Liggett’s settlements, which led to the industry-wide multi-state tobacco settlement, represented a public health landmark and a uniquely successful litigation and business strategy for the client.  Dan also directed the litigation strategy that resulted in one of the largest settlements ever in an environmental case on behalf of residents of an Alabama town contaminated by dangerous chemicals.

Dan is also a member of the Board of Directors of Commentary magazine, one of the country’s leading magazines of opinion and culture.