Benjamin Britz advises clients on sensitive matters of corporate governance, including government investigations, shareholder class action and derivative litigation, and corporate compliance matters.
Benjamin has represented clients before all manner of domestic and international enforcement agencies, including the Department of Justice, Securities and Exchange Commission, UK Serious Fraud Office and the enforcement offices of the World Bank, Asian Development Bank and African Development Bank, among others. He also regularly represents companies and individual directors and officers in shareholder class action and derivative litigations.
Benjamin has performed investigations around the globe in matters relating to corruption, fraud, embezzlement, money laundering, and accounting and securities matters, among others. Benjamin has also successfully represented numerous clients in contested multilateral development bank (MDB) sanctions proceedings, such as where corruption, fraud or other misconduct in MDB-financed projects is suspected, including “show cause” proceedings and litigating before the World Bank Sanctions Board.
Benjamin has particular experience in conducting corporate compliance monitorships and compliance program evaluations, and he has assisted American, European, African and Asian clients in designing, administering and maintaining anti-corruption, integrity compliance, anti-money laundering and corporate governance programs.
Benjamin’s pro bono practice focuses on matters of press freedom and government transparency.
Prior to joining Hughes Hubbard, Benjamin clerked on the United States District Court for the Northern District of Ohio for Chief Judge James G. Carr.
Anti-Corruption and Corporate Compliance
World Bank Group and Other International Financial Institutions
Securities Investigations and Enforcement
Securities Class/Derivative and General Litigation Matters