Ben Minegar is a trial and appellate lawyer dedicated to helping clients navigate through difficult and novel legal problems in commercial litigation. He has broad experience defending against class actions, briefing and arguing appeals involving questions of first impression, and challenging government conduct under state and federal laws. Ben has drafted briefs on complex legal issues before the U.S. Supreme Court, eight U.S. Courts of Appeals, multiple state appellate courts, state and federal trial courts across the country, arbitration panels, and administrative agencies. He has also argued before the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit.
Ben's recent experience includes successfully briefing a motion to compel individual arbitration for a major online and mobile food ordering platform in a putative class action asserting breach of contract and statutory fraud and successfully defending that victory in mandamus proceedings in the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit. For a global technology company, Ben also served as a key member of a Jones Day team challenging the constitutionality of a federal statute under the Bill of Attainder Clause and separation of powers principles. He also recently drafted an amicus brief for a technology company that helped persuade a state supreme court to hold that the Fourth Amendment does not apply to automatic license plate readers used during criminal investigations.
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.
- November 9, 2020
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
- Best Lawyers in America "Ones to Watch" — appellate practice, commercial litigation (2021)
- 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)