Ben Minegar helps clients navigate difficult and novel legal problems. He focuses mainly on appellate litigation and dispositive motions practice in trial courts. At the appellate level, he has drafted briefs in the U.S. Supreme Court, seven U.S. Courts of Appeals, and state courts of last resort on issues ranging from class action procedure, to statutory interpretation, to the reach of constitutional provisions. He has also argued before the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit. At the trial level, Ben has briefed dispositive motions in federal and state courts across the country in, for example, numerous putative class actions involving complex financial products, a putative breach of contract class action against a major internet commerce platform, and several multimillion dollar ERISA (Employee Retirement Income Security Act) actions involving questions of first impression. Ben also has experience helping clients respond to proposed and final action by federal agencies, including in the rulemaking and adjudication processes.
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.
- February 11, 2019
Consumer contracts Q&A: United States, Thomas Reuters
- January 2019
Mini-Roundtable Defending Class Actions, Corporate Disputes
- June 18, 2020
U.S. Supreme Court Update--Proceeding Amid a Pandemic--Presented by Pitt Law Dean Amy J. Wildermuth and Ben Minegar, Jones Day
- February 20, 2020
First-Year Law School Subjects in the "Real World": Legal Analysis & Writing, Pitt Law Academy Lecture Series
- January 22, 2018
I'm Taking This All The Way To The Supreme Court: Effective Appellate Advocacy, Q. Todd Dickinson IP American Inn of Court
- 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)
- 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
- 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)