Ben Thompson represents public and private companies in a variety of corporate matters. He focuses his practice on mergers and acquisitions, corporate governance, and general transactional matters, often based in or involving complex intellectual property issues. He has represented buyers, sellers, and other interested parties in acquisitions, divestitures, investments, and strategic alliances. Ben also serves as outside general counsel to multiple private companies, advising on a broad range of operational and governance matters.
He has been recognized as a Rising Star in the 2018 edition of New York Metro Super Lawyers. Ben has also served as an adjunct professor of law, teaching Negotiation Strategy at Cardozo School of Law, and coached the school’s mediation and negotiation competition teams. He recently joined the adjunct faculty at Parsons School of Design at The New School where he teaches Business Regulations and Practices to Strategic Design and Management students.
Ben earned his J.D. from Cardozo School of Law. He graduated with a Bachelor of Science in Psychology from Texas A&M University.
- How to Protect Your Intellectual Property, Business Direct (Audio, 2014).
- Provisional and Final Remedies in The Arbitration of International Intellectual Property Disputes, ch. 10 (Juris Publishing, May 2012) (co-authored with John Fellas)
- Eye of the Tiger: China Will Rise Up to the Challenge of Its Rivals, 10 Cardozo J. Conflict Resol. 687 (2009)
- You Gotta Pay to Play: An Analysis of Copyright Infringement Actions Brought by Performing Rights Organizations (2009)