Benjamin J. Irwin focuses his practice on government relations, commercial litigation and white collar defense. He closely follows many legislative and policy issues for multinational corporations and interacts with domestic and foreign officials. He also is experienced in complex commercial litigation matters involving contract disputes, antitrust and trade secret claims.
Assisted in the defense of a heavy equipment manufacturer against claims of trade secret misappropriation and breach of contract in an eight-week jury trial. Drafted trial motions and assisted in the preparation of witnesses.
Represented a large car manufacturer as Virginia local counsel in defense of consumer warranty actions, including in state court hearings and trial.
Involved in the representation of large manufacturing company in:
Defense of antitrust suits brought by purchasers pursuant to the Robinson-Patman Act. Assisted in management of discovery proceedings and depositions.
Dispute concerning allocation of responsibility for payments under the Master Settlement Agreement after asset sale. Assisted in management of discovery proceedings, brief writing and legal research.
Advocates directly with federal policymakers in Washington on behalf of leading manufacturers, the financial services industry and foreign organizations.
J.D., University of Minnesota Law School, 2015; Articles Editor, Minnesota Journal of International Law
B.S., Marketing, concentration in Economics, Ball State University, 2009