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Ben Rothstein

Partner

Ben Rothstein fiercely advocates for his clients. His diverse litigation practice includes trade secrets, securities fraud, legal malpractice, white-collar criminal defense, and other complex matters. Mr. Rothstein has represented a number of blue chip biotechnology, software, and telecommunications companies, including Genentech, Netflix, T-Mobile, and Comcast, in addition to other individual and corporate clients, and has appeared in state and federal courts on both coasts. 

Mr. Rothstein also maintains an extensive pro bono practice in the fields of immigration and prisoner civil rights. Recently, Mr. Rothstein won a landmark verdict in a federal jury trial, where he represented an inmate at San Quentin State Prison who had been coerced into sexual acts by a prison staff member, and the jury awarded over $65,000 in compensatory and punitive damages.

A former professional white water raft guide, Mr. Rothstein continues to enjoy whitewater kayaking, backcountry skiing, and a number of other outdoor sports and activities.

Ben Rothstein fiercely advocates for his clients. His diverse litigation practice includes trade secrets, securities fraud, legal malpractice, white-collar criminal defense, and other complex matters. Mr. Rothstein has represented a number of blue chip biotechnology, software, and telecommunications companies, including Genentech, Netflix, T-Mobile, and Comcast, in addition to other individual and corporate clients, and has appeared in state and federal courts on both coasts. 

Mr. Rothstein also maintains an extensive pro bono practice in the fields of immigration and prisoner civil rights. Recently, Mr. Rothstein won a landmark verdict in a federal jury trial, where he represented an inmate at San Quentin State Prison who had been coerced into sexual acts by a prison staff member, and the jury awarded over $65,000 in compensatory and punitive damages.

A former professional white water raft guide, Mr. Rothstein continues to enjoy whitewater kayaking, backcountry skiing, and a number of other outdoor sports and activities.

Keker, Van Nest & Peters Elevates Nic Marais and Ben Rothstein to Partner

December 19, 2019

Keker, Van Nest & Peters is pleased to announce that the firm has elevated associates Nic Marais and Ben Rothstein to its partnership effective January 1, 2020. Read more

Genentech Dispute Highlights Growing Importance of Trade Secrets for Life Sciences Companies

September 16, 2019

The issues at stake in the case illustrate the growing importance of trade secrets protection to life sciences companies and the IP professionals who serve them. Read more

Trade Secrets Case Sees Biotech Shutdown Biosimilar Production

September 09, 2019

Genentech reaches a settlement agreement with JHL Biotech, which sees the latter cease development of biosimilars to Genentech’s products. Read more

Genentech Gets Taiwanese Co. to Abandon Biosimilars

September 09, 2019

Taiwan’s JHL Biotech has agreed to stop developing copycat versions of four Genentech biologics as part of a deal to end high-stakes trade secrets litigation. Read more

Julia Allen and Ben Rothstein Secure Complete Victory on Behalf of Prison Sex Abuse Victim Following Jury Trial

February 05, 2018

On January 31, 2018, a federal jury returned a verdict in favor of William Cordoba who was the victim of a series of coerced sexual acts taking place in San Quentin State Prison. Read more

Asim Bhansali and Adam Lauridsen Win Summary Judgment for T-Mobile

10/15/2014

On behalf of T-Mobile, Keker & Van Nest defeated High Point SARL's multi-patent infringement case in New Jersey federal court. Read more

Judge tosses out fired executive's lawsuit against Netflix, Amazon.com

09/16/2014

Rachael Meny and her team protected Netflix Inc. from claims made by a former executive, who believed the company blacklisted him from employment at Amazon. Read more