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Koblentz, Benjamin Z.
Benjamin Z. Koblentz
P: +1.212.938.6450
F: +1.212.508.6101

Sabrina Alleyne


Ben Koblentz focuses on general commercial litigation. He has litigated complex commercial disputes involving contract, tort, and regulatory matters. He also represents individuals and companies in criminal and regulatory investigations involving securities laws.

Representative Matters

Member of team representing videogame publisher in lawsuit brought by former Panamanian military dictator Manuel Noriega alleging violation of California’s statutory and common law right of publicity, unjust enrichment and violation of California’s unfair competition law.

Member of a team representing a private equity fund alleged to be the alter ego of one of its portfolio companies, a Brazilian cargo airline.  Allegations in two separate actions include breach of aircraft lease agreements and breach of contract claims brought by a co-investor.

Pro Bono matters include the representation of multiple refugees seeking asylum in the United States before the Department of Homeland Security.  

Member of a team representing a large broker-dealer in connection with parallel SEC and DOJ investigations involving allegations of securities fraud. 

Member of a team representing a household consumer products company in a trade dress infringement and false advertising action.

Lead associate representing a major international shipping firm in an OFAC investigation conducted by the Department of Justice.

Member of a team representing a multinational bank against a consumer class action brought under the Telephone Consumer Protection Act. 

Member of a team that represented a securities broker-dealer in a FINRA disciplinary proceeding and secured a favorable pre-hearing settlement.

Member of a team that successfully defended the mortgage division of a multinational bank against purported violations of municipal housing laws.

Publications and Speeches

“Delaware Court Holds Interested Directors Liable for ‘Fairer Price’ in Going Private Transaction,” Transaction Advisors, September 2015.

“The Mounting Threat From Counterfeits,” Today’s General Counsel, June/July 2015

"The Criminal RICO Enterprise via Salerno, Milken and Cianci," 2 Duq. Crim. L. J. 33, 2010.


J.D., The University of Texas School of Law, 2011
B.A., cum laude, Colgate University, 2006

Bar Admissions

New York

Court Admissions

U.S. District Court for the Southern and Eastern Districts of New York


American Bar Association
New York State Bar Association
American Society of International Law


Intern, Bronx County District Attorney’s Office
Staff Editor, Texas Review of Entertainment and Sports Law