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Ben joined the firm in the spring of 2021. Ben focuses his practice on complex commercial litigation and employment issues.

Ben has extensive experience representing corporate clients in cases involving contractual disputes, allegations of fraud and bad-faith, fiduciary duty claims, and derivative claims.  Ben also assists individuals in resolving other sensitive matters, such as succession disputes, tort claims, and professional liability claims.

Prior to joining the firm, Ben practiced in one of the nation’s premier employment law practice groups at an AM Law 50 firm.  Ben continues to advise and represent employers and employees on a wide range of employment law issues, including discrimination and wrongful termination disputes, employee benefit matters, and issues concerning non-compete and non-solicitation agreements.

Ben graduated with honors from Tulane University Law School.  He was a managing editor of the Tulane Maritime Law Journal, a member of the Tulane’s Moot Court Board, and a member of a Tulane Moot Court competition team.  During law school, Ben also interned at the United States Attorney’s Office for the Eastern District of Louisiana, the United States District Court for the Eastern District of Louisiana, the Fifth Circuit Court of Appeal for the State of Louisiana.

Originally from a suburb of Philadelphia, Ben moved to New Orleans in 2008 and has proudly called it “home” ever since.  Ben and his wife, Caroline, met as undergraduates at Tulane University and live in Mid-City with their dog, Winnie.

EDUCATION:

  • Tulane University Law School, Juris Doctor, 2017, cum laude
  • Tulane University, B.A., 2012, cum laude

HONORS AND ACHIEVEMENTS:

  • Managing Editor, Vol. 41, Tulane Maritime Law Journal
  • Member, Tulane Moot Court Board
  • Member, Tulane ADR Moot Court Competition Team
  • Semi-Finalist, 2016 INADR Moot Court Competition (an international competition)
  • Tulane Pro Bono Krewe (recognized for commitment to pro bono service)

EXPERIENCE:

  • Schonekas, Evans, McGoey & McEachin, L.L.C. (New Orleans, Louisiana)
    Associate, 2021 – Present
  • Proskauer Rose LLP (New Orleans, Louisiana)
    Associate, 2017 – 2021

BAR AND COURT ADMISSIONS: 

  • Louisiana, 2017
  • United Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit
  • United States District Court for the Eastern District of Louisiana

PRESENTATIONS AND PUBLICATIONS:

  • Speaker: Emerging Trends in ERISA Litigation, Monthly Meeting of the ABA/EEO Committee for Liaison with EEOC, OFCCP, and DOJ (June 19, 2019)
  • Speaker: ERISA and All That Jazz, LSBA CLE Program (September 28, 2018)
  • Author: Defined Contribution Plan Litigation Update – Appellate Decisions on the Horizon, Bloomberg BNA, Pension & Benefits Daily (March 21, 2018)
  • Contributing Author: ABA, Employee Benefits Law (Treatise), Chapter 12: Civil Practice and Procedure, Bloomberg BNA, Fourth Edition (2017)