Weissman

Benjamin H. Weissman

Associate
New York
Benjamin Weissman focuses on complex commercial disputes. He has represented a broad range of commercial clients in matters ranging from contract and indemnification disputes, patent infringement, internal investigations related to the Anti-Kickback Statute, and major antitrust class action litigation. 
 

From 2016-2017, Benjamin served as a law clerk to the Honorable Cathy Seibel of the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of New York.

Education

  • Fordham University School of Law, J.D., summa cum laude, 2015
  • Georgetown University, B.S., magna cum laude, 2009

Bar and Court Admissions

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

Experience

  • Represent sovereign state in damages phase of arbitration under bilateral investment treaty regarding multibillion dollar judgment issued by foreign court for environmental damages
  • Represent Manhattan real estate investor in complex, cross-border ownership dispute
  • Represent green wall and plantscape design firm regarding intellectual property and licensing dispute
  • Counsel specialized consultant firm on litigation risk and negotiation of services agreements
  • Represent commercial landlord in proceeding brought by NYC Commission on Human Rights concerning enforcement of novel accessibility rule
  • Represented renewable energy industry group in defense of New York State Office of Renewable Energy Siting (ORES) regulations regarding SEQRA and constitutional home rule challenge
  • Represented large financial institution in antitrust litigation concerning interchange fees and credit card network rules
  • Defended networked exercise equipment provider against patent infringement allegations; achieved favorable settlement after PTAB granted inter partes review of all challenged patent claims
  • Represented multinational bank seeking to enforce and collect foreign judgment in New York
  • Represented major pharmaceutical company in internal investigations of marketing and compliance practices
  • Counseled major pharmaceutical companies as to risks and remedies under antitrust and unfair competition laws regarding copay assistance programs
  • Represented Honduran national fleeing gang persecution in asylum proceedings in U.S. Immigration Court
  • Successfully removed pro bono client’s name from the Statewide Central Register in proceeding before the N.Y. Office of Children and Family Services
Mr. Weissman handled some of the above representations prior to joining Foley Hoag

Honors & Involvement

INVOLVEMENT
  • Foley Hoag PRISM Affinity Group (for LGBTQ+ community members), Co-Chair
  • Member, New York City Bar Association - LGBTQ Rights Committee

Speaking Engagements

  • Panelist, “LGBTQ+ Legal Experience,” Fordham University School of Law 1L DEI Spring Training (January 2023) 
  • Panelist, “Venue Decisions,” NY State Bar Association’s Commercial Litigation Academy (Nov. 2022)