Ben Duke advises and advocates for insurance policyholders in a broad range of complex litigation, arbitration and other matters involving all types of insurance, from general liability to D&O, professional liability, fidelity bond, and other specialized coverages.
Mr. Duke has helped obtain significant insurance recoveries on behalf of clients in many industries, including the financial services, technology, energy, and pharmaceutical industries. He is currently handling major coverage litigation in New York courts and has nationwide experience litigating in state and federal courts and in numerous arbitration forums. As co-lead trial and appellate litigation counsel, Mr. Duke recently helped a major technology company recover over $150 million in coverage for a massive government-mandated environmental remediation in Wisconsin’s Fox River.
Complementing his insurance recovery expertise, Mr. Duke also has extensive trial experience representing financial institutions in the defense of securities-related claims and other financial disputes. He was lead trial and appellate counsel in multiple federal cases and arbitrations arising from a massive “Ponzi” scheme, and he has represented securities issuers in litigation and investigations involving complex financial instruments and transactions.