Benjamin T. Halbig (Ben) is a litigator. He has extensive experience in both federal and state courts. Mr. Halbig helps clients navigate complex lawsuits and resolve sophisticated business disputes, providing even-keeled and passionate representation at all stages. He works with clients in a wide array industries from consumer-facing tech companies to auto manufacturers.
Mr. Halbig has represented numerous corporate clients in a variety of complex and high stakes disputes. He has defended class action lawsuits involving consumer products, securities and antitrust, among other claims. Mr. Halbig has also litigated numerous products liability, trade secret, and insurance coverage matters. He has guided clients through all phases of a lawsuit, from pre-litigation counseling to post-judgment award of costs and fees. As defense counsel, Mr. Halbig has helped obtain early dismissal, and efficiently and effectively conducted fact and expert discovery.
Mr. Halbig has an active pro bono practice. He has assisted LGBT refugees in obtaining asylum in the United States and successfully vindicated prisoner rights. Mr. Halbig has also drafted amicus briefs on crucial civil rights issues, including voting access in the 2020 US Presidential Election.
Mr. Halbig obtained his JD from the University of Michigan Law School cum laude. While in law school, he served as an extern to the Durban field office of the South African Human Rights Commission where he analyzed allegations of human rights violations. Mr. Halbig also served as a student attorney for the Michigan Child Advocacy Law Clinic where he helped parents and children navigate adoption and termination of parental rights proceedings.
Mr. Halbig began his legal career in the Chicago office of Jenner & Block from 2013 to 2017 before relocating to California. He rejoined the firm in 2021 shortly after the opening of the San Francisco office.