Benjamin F. Jackson is an Associate at Cohen Milstein and a member of the firm’s Securities Litigation & Investor Protection practice, where he represents institutional and individual shareholders in derivative lawsuits and securities class actions.
Prior to joining Cohen Milstein, Mr. Jackson was a litigation associate at a highly regarded national defense firm, where he focused on securities, antitrust, white collar investigations, and intellectual property litigation.
Mr. Jackson served as a law clerk to the Honorable Robert D. Sack of the United States Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit and to the Honorable Katherine B. Forrest of the United States District Court for the Southern District of New York.
Mr. Jackson earned his A.B., summa cum laude, at Washington University in St. Louis. He earned his J.D., magna cum laude, from Harvard Law School, where he won the Ames Moot Court Competition. While attending law school, Mr. Jackson served as Forum Chair of the Harvard Law Review and Co-Chair of the Harvard Law School Mississippi Delta Project.
Mr. Jackson’s legal publications include Censorship and Freedom of Expression in the Age of Facebook, 44 N.M. L. Rev. 121 (2014); Note, Danger Lurking in the Shadows: Why Regulators Lack the Authority to Effectively Fight Contagion in the Shadow Banking System, 127 Harv. L. Rev. 729 (2013); and Recent Case, U.S. Bank National Ass’n v. Ibanez, 941 N.E.2d 40 (Mass. 2011), 125 Harv. L. Rev. 827 (2012).
Mr. Jackson currently serves as a member of the Banking Law Committee of the New York City Bar Association and the Federal Courts Committee of the New York County Lawyers Association. Before attending law school, he was a consultant in the financial services practice of a global strategy consulting firm.