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Benjamin G. Minegar (Ben)
Associate

Contact

(T) +1.412.394.7205
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Education

  • University of Pittsburgh (J.D. magna cum laude 2015; Order of the Coif; Lead Executive Editor, University of Pittsburgh Law Review; William H. Eckert Prize for legal writing); University of North Florida (B.A. in History 2009)

Bar Admissions

  • Pennsylvania; U.S. Courts of Appeals for the Third, Fourth, Sixth, Seventh, and Ninth Circuits; and U.S. District Court for the Western District of Pennsylvania

Clerkships

  • Law Clerk to: Judge D. Michael Fisher, U.S. Court of Appeals, Third Circuit (2016-2017) and Chief Judge Joy Flowers Conti, U.S. District Court, Western District of Pennsylvania (2015-2016)

Ben Minegar focuses on appellate litigation and critical motions practice in trial courts, mainly in class actions. At the appellate level he has drafted briefs in the U.S. Supreme Court and five U.S. Courts of Appeals on issues ranging from class action procedure, to intellectual property, to insurance coverage. At the trial level he has briefed dispositive motions in federal and state courts in, for example, multiple putative class actions involving complex financial products, a putative breach of contract class action against a major internet commerce platform, and a multimillion dollar ERISA action. Ben also has experience defending against government investigations. He defended a health care company facing a federal white collar criminal investigation and is currently assisting a global health care provider to navigate a state civil investigation demand involving alleged false claims for government reimbursement.

Ben is also active in Jones Day's pro bono program. He currently represents a prisoner seeking resentencing in a Fourth Circuit habeas appeal, supporting the U.S. Supreme Court Litigation Clinic at West Virginia University's College of Law. He also represents a prisoner alleging violations of the Eighth Amendment and Americans with Disabilities Act in a Seventh Circuit appeal.

Before joining Jones Day, Ben served as a judicial law clerk in the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit and the U.S. District Court for the Western District of Pennsylvania. Before law school he worked as a percussionist in a variety of musical settings. Ben currently serves on the Third Circuit Review Committee.


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