Ben Menker is a litigator and trial lawyer who represents clients in a broad range of complex commercial matters throughout the United States. Ben has defended clients against allegations of health care fraud, credit reporting errors, and false or misleading advertising, as well as merger challenges brought under U.S. antitrust laws.
Ben recently served as second chair on the trial team that obtained a complete defense verdict for Scientific Games International in a public procurement dispute, securing a multiyear, multimillion dollar contract to provide services to the Ohio Lottery Commission. He was also a member of the teams that successfully defended against the Federal Trade Commission's challenges to STERIS Corporation's acquisition of Synergy Health and Cabell Huntington Hospital's acquisition of St. Mary's Medical Center. In addition, Ben has extensive experience representing health care industry clients, including hospital systems and laboratory services providers in government investigations and qui tam actions under state and federal False Claims Acts. He also represents in-network and out-of-network providers seeking appropriate reimbursement for their services from commercial payors, recently securing a favorable arbitration ruling for one such client following an evidentiary hearing.
Ben maintains an active pro bono practice. He has represented immigrant women and children seeking relief under U.S. immigration laws and currently serves as a member of the Southern District of Ohio's Pro Se Litigant Representation Panel.
Ben is a member of the Columbus Bar Association and Ohio State Bar Association.
- Columbia University (J.D. 2014; Harlan Fiske Stone Scholar; Managing Editor, Columbia Human Rights Law Review); Miami University (B.A. in Political Science magna cum laude 2009; University Honors; Phi Beta Kappa)
- Ohio, U.S. Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit, and U.S. District Courts for the Northern and Southern Districts of Ohio
- Judicial Extern to the Honorable Laura T. Swain, U.S. District Court, Southern District of New York (Spring 2013)