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Benjamin Sirota
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. Mr. Sirota also serves as chair of the New York State Bar Association Antitrust Section.


  • 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
  • Executive Office for Immigration Review


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


  • DOJ Antitrust Division Award of Distinction, 2014 and 2015

Professional & Community Involvement

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

Publications & Presentations

  • Panelist, "Bimonthly Criminal Antitrust Update" (American Bar Association, April 2020)
  • Speaker, "The Politics of Antitrust: Candidates & Newsmakers Bringing Antitrust into the Spotlight" (ABA Business Law Section Webinar, January 2020)
  • Panelist, "Benchmarking as a key activity for businesses: When may it start harming competition instead of enhancing it?" (IBRAC 25th International Seminar on Competition Policy, November 2019)
  • Panelist, "The Politics of Antitrust" (ABA Business Law Section, September 2019)
  • Co-author, "Giving Credit Where Credit Is Due: DOJ’s Policy Shift Allows Companies To Receive Credit for Antitrust Compliance Programs" (New York Law Journal, July 2019)
  • Author, "The Complexities of Criminal Antitrust Investigations in the Wake of U.S. v. Connolly " (ABA Antitrust Section Insurance and Financial Services Newsletter, Summer 2019)
  • Co-author, "The DOJ's Evolving Policy on Crediting Corporate Antitrust Compliance Programs: Bigger Carrots, Smaller Sticks" (New York Law Journal, May 2019)
  • 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)

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