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Benjamin Sirota
Lawyer
New York
800 Third Avenue
New York, New York 10022
+1 212 488 1265
New York
800 Third Avenue
New York, New York 10022
+1 212 488 1265

Benjamin Sirota is an experienced litigator who handles white-collar criminal matters, regulatory enforcement, and internal investigations, with a particular focus on global competition issues. A former prosecutor with the U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ) Antitrust Division, Mr. Sirota also brings significant private sector experience to his representation of corporations and individuals in multiple industries.

While at the Department of Justice, Mr. Sirota oversaw high-profile, cross-border criminal antitrust investigations and civil merger and conduct matters. In this capacity, Mr. Sirota worked with a number of competition enforcers and financial regulators, both in the U.S. and abroad. Mr. Sirota also has extensive experience litigating disputes touching the financial industry, including those involving claims of price fixing, fraud, and market manipulation. 

Mr. Sirota's trial experience includes serving as lead counsel on a number of cases during his time as a Special Assistant District Attorney with the Kings County District Attorney’s Office.

Admissions

  • New York
  • U.S. Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit
  • U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of New York
  • U.S. District Court for the Southern District of New York

Education

  • University of Chicago Law School, JD
  • Princeton University, AB

Accolades

  • DOJ Antitrust Division Award of Distinction, 2014 and 2015

 

Professional & Community Involvement

  • New York State Bar Association Antitrust Section, Executive Committee, Secretary
  • American Bar Association Antitrust Section, Member

Publications & Presentations

  • Panelist, “To Arb or Not To Arb: Teleconference on Mandatory Arbitration Clauses in Antitrust Cases” (ABA Antitrust Section, February 2019)
  • Faculty Instructor, “New York State Bar Association Antitrust Expert Training Academy” (October 2018)
  • Panelist, “Antitrust Analysis of Joint Ventures in the Financial Services Industry Teleconference” (ABA Antitrust Section, January 2018)
  • Panelist, “Ears Burning? Information Sharing in Cartel Investigations Teleconference” (ABA Antitrust Section, September 2017)
  • Faculty Instructor, “New York State Bar Association Antitrust Trial Training Academy” (May 2017)
  • Presenter/Educator, “OECD Sector Workshop on Competition Rules in the Financial Sector” (Seoul, June 2016)
  • Panelist, “Town Hall Teleconference, Insurance and Financial Services Committee” (ABA Antitrust Section, June 2016)

Credentials

Admissions

  • New York
  • U.S. Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit
  • U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of New York
  • U.S. District Court for the Southern District of New York

Education

  • University of Chicago Law School, JD
  • Princeton University, AB

Accolades

  • DOJ Antitrust Division Award of Distinction, 2014 and 2015

Professional & Community Involvement

  • New York State Bar Association Antitrust Section, Executive Committee, Secretary
  • American Bar Association Antitrust Section, Member

Publications & Presentations

  • Panelist, “To Arb or Not To Arb: Teleconference on Mandatory Arbitration Clauses in Antitrust Cases” (ABA Antitrust Section, February 2019)
  • Faculty Instructor, “New York State Bar Association Antitrust Expert Training Academy” (October 2018)
  • Panelist, “Antitrust Analysis of Joint Ventures in the Financial Services Industry Teleconference” (ABA Antitrust Section, January 2018)
  • Panelist, “Ears Burning? Information Sharing in Cartel Investigations Teleconference” (ABA Antitrust Section, September 2017)
  • Faculty Instructor, “New York State Bar Association Antitrust Trial Training Academy” (May 2017)
  • Presenter/Educator, “OECD Sector Workshop on Competition Rules in the Financial Sector” (Seoul, June 2016)
  • Panelist, “Town Hall Teleconference, Insurance and Financial Services Committee” (ABA Antitrust Section, June 2016)