Ben Verney is a litigator representing clients in complex commercial litigation with experience in energy, construction, and antitrust proceedings. He has assisted a wide range of clients and has significant experience in the energy and health care industries. In addition, Ben has assisted clients in connection with extensive federal and international antitrust reviews and state attorneys general investigations.
Ben's experience serving energy sector clients includes complex commercial disputes as well as construction and pipeline development litigation. He served on a team that successfully defended Texas Keystone against a billion dollar claim for interests in Iraqi Kurdistan oil fields, a claim that involved litigating in federal court, London Commercial Court, and international arbitration. He also served on a team that helped a client reach successful settlement in a $56 million state court claim related to construction costs of a 88-turbine wind farm. Ben has assisted clients gain federal and state antitrust clearance in a number of industries, including health care, telecommunications, aerospace, and food processing. In 2016 he assisted in the defense of Aetna from the federal antitrust challenge to its merger with Humana.
Ben is a member of the Pennsylvania and Allegheny County Bar Associations.
- American University (J.D. magna cum laude 2010; Order of the Coif; Note and Comment Editor, American University Law Review); Wake Forest University (B.A. in Political Science cum laude 2007)
- Pennsylvania and U.S. District Court for the Western District of Pennsylvania
- Selected for inclusion in The Best Lawyers in America "Ones to Watch" for commercial litigation in 2021
- Internship with Justice J. Michael Eakin, Supreme Court of Pennsylvania (2008)