Ben Delfin is a member of Dentons' Litigation and Dispute Resolution practice.
Ben has extensive experience litigating complex cases involving
commercial contracts, finance, business torts, insurance coverage
disputes, securities fraud class actions, consumer fraud class
actions, products liability, false advertising and intellectual
property disputes. He has experience with state and federal
He has had significant involvement with large-scale discovery
efforts and electronic discovery issues.
- Representing the former common stockholders of SpineCore, Inc.,
in a $240 million dispute against the Stryker Corporation that is
pending in the United States District Court for the Southern
District of New York.
- Representing a bank holding company in a contractual dispute
involving the discounted redemption of trust preferred securities
that is pending in the United States District Court for the
Southern District of New York.
- Second-chaired an expedited corporate governance dispute
brought by a dissident director in Delaware Chancery Court
concerning the alleged improper election of directors and
fraudulent proxy vote solicitations. In a sweeping victory for our
clients, Chancellor Chandler dismissed all of the claims brought by
the dissident director.
- Second-chaired an arbitration before the Chicago Board Options
Exchange for Centurion Securities, a registered broker dealer, to
recover a trading deficit from an instiutional investor. After the
close of evidence, the panel ruled in favor of our client and
awarded full compensatory damages and attorneys’ fees.
- Second-chaired and established favorable factual record in a
multimillion-dollar (US) dispute involving the proper ownership of
excess pension funds. The Second Circuit Court of Appeals recently
reversed the trial court’s decision and issued a judgment in favor
of our client. The Second Circuit found that the lower court erred
by ignoring the unambiguous language of the contract and improperly
focusing on decades of post-contract conduct.
- Second-chaired a software copyright and breach of contract
action for Computer Horizons, Inc., in the United States District
Court for the District of New Jersey, resulting in a favorable
- Represented Medis Technologies, Ltd., and related defendants in
a securities fraud class action in the US District Court for the
Southern District of New York. The action alleged that Medis
provided misleading statements to a third party publication
concerning its sales figures. Medis denied that the statements were
ever made, but argued that even if they were made, the plaintiffs
had not adequately pled scienter because the purported
scheme was implausible on its face. The court agreed, and granted
Medis’ motion to dismiss the amended complaint in its entirety,
without leave to replead. The Second Circuit Court of Appeals
unanimously affirmed the dismissal.