Jason C. Benton is a partner in Hughes Hubbard & Reed’s Litigation department. He has experience in a wide variety of litigation, including in the areas of intellectual property, toxic tort, insurance coverage and complex commercial matters. His work has ranged from trying cases to negotiating settlements in complicated financial matters. Most recently, he has represented the Trustee for the liquidation of Lehman Brothers Inc., which has included negotiating the historic settlement of multibillion-dollar international claims involving Lehman’s European broker-dealer and obtaining the approval of orders allowing for general creditor distributions.
Southern District of New York
Eastern District of New York
Federal Court of Claims
Second Circuit Court of Appeals
Representation of the Trustee for the liquidation of Lehman Brothers Inc.
Second-chaired a trial on behalf of nuclear utility companies in a breach of contract action for the government’s failure to remove spent nuclear fuel
Representation of a performing rights organization in litigation involving music license fees for a background music provider. Co-trial counsel
Defense of an international classification society in connection with the action of a sovereign state for claims arising out of the sinking of an oil tanker
Defended a company against claims by approximately 1,300 current and former employees in a manufacturing plant that their employers deliberately exposed them to harmful substances
Successfully represented major radio broadcasters in a copyright infringement action concerning derivative works and the scope of music performing rights licenses
Co-trial counsel on a pro bono case involving a lawsuit by a pawnshop owner against a New York City police officer for claims including false arrest