Ben Seessel represents life insurers, annuity issuers, and other financial services companies in class actions and other complex cases in federal and state courts across the country. He has litigated numerous cases involving life insurance products, including defending against allegations of statutory and regulatory infractions, ERISA violations, violations of consumer protection laws, fraud, negligent misrepresentation, breach of contract, breach of fiduciary duty, negligence, and unjust enrichment, among other claims.
Ben is co-author of the preemption chapter in Fourth Edition of the recognized treatise, Handbook on ERISA Litigation, published by Wolters Kluwer Law & Business, Aspen Publishers.
Ben also represents life insurers in regulatory and transactional matters, in particular, those that concern the use of emerging technologies in connection with the design, marketing, and distribution of life insurance products. He counsels industry clients on the use of big data and predictive analytics.
- University of Miami (J.D., magna cum laude,2002)
- Order of the Coif
- Associate Editor, University of Miami Inter-American Law Review
- CALI Excellence Award and/or Dean’s Certificate of Achievement in Evidence, Business Associations, Corporate Taxation, Federal Taxation, Trusts & Estates, Commercial Law II, and Accounting for Lawyers
- Rutgers University (B.A., 1992)
Professional & Community Involvement:
- Member, American Bar Association
- Editor, Section of Litigation’s Class Actions & Derivative Suits Committee Newsletter
- Section of Litigation
- Section of Tort Trial and Insurance Practice
- Member, Connecticut, New York and Florida Bar Associations
- Frequent Contributor, Expect Focus
- Frequent Contributor, Classified: The Class Action Blog
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