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Benjamin Wood is an associate in the Securities Litigation practice group in the Westchester County office. Prior to joining Greenberg Traurig, Ben practiced at one of the premier white collar litigation boutiques in New York City. From 2016 to 2018, Ben served as a judicial law clerk to Judge Jed S. Rakoff of the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of New York and to then-Chief Judge Robert A. Katzmann of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit.

Capabilities

Experience

  • Represented U.S. dollar rates traders in connection with a CFTC investigation of alleged market manipulation during certain pricing windows.°
  • Represented the principal of a boutique investment bank in connection with an SEC investigation of potential disclosure issues.°
  • Represented individual in actions in federal district court and state court alleging fraud, breach of contract, and related claims.°
  • Represented bank in litigation alleging manipulation of a benchmark interest rate in federal district court and on appeal.°
  • Represented private equity firm in litigation alleging fraud in connection with the sale of a portfolio company.°
  • Represented the founder of an education non-profit in debarment matter concerning corporate governance issues.°

°The above representations were handled by Mr. Wood prior to his joining Greenberg Traurig, LLP.

Recognition & Leadership

  • Listed, Super Lawyers magazine, New York Super Lawyers “Rising Star,” 2021
  • Member, Federal Bar Council
  • Member, New York State Bar Association

Credentials

Education
  • J.D., University of Virginia School of Law, 2014
    • Faculty Award for Academic Excellence
    • Order of the Coif
    • Articles Editor, Virginia Law Review
  • B.A., University of Chicago, 2006
Clerkships
  • Hon. Robert A. Katzmann, U.S. Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit, 2017-2018
  • Hon. Jed S. Rakoff, U.S. District Court for the Southern District of New York, 2016-2017
Admissions
  • New York
  • U.S. District Court for the Southern District of New York
  • U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of New York