Benjamin J. Hendricks


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Benjamin Hendricks focuses his practice on antitrust and competition litigation, strategic counseling, and regulatory issues. He has extensive experience in litigation involving class actions and mergers, as well as counseling clients in issues relating to the intersection of patents rights and antitrust law in the United States and foreign jurisdictions. Benjamin also counsels executive branch nominees through vetting by the White House, government agencies, the Office of Government Ethics, and the Senate. In addition, he has experience in consumer protection, financial services, and general commercial litigation.

Benjamin believes in using complex facts to craft simple, powerful, and individualized legal arguments that create leverage for his clients to prevail at trial. He also believes that honest counseling allows his clients to make informed decisions. Benjamin represents a wide array of clients, including worldwide leaders in the mobile technologies, financial, and transportation industries, and also represents numerous executive branch officials.


  • Russian


Bar Admissions

  • California
  • District of Columbia

Court Admission

  • US District Court, Central, and Northern Districts of California, and Northern District of New York


  • Columbia Law School, J.D.: Harlan Fiske Stone Scholar; Senior Executive Editor, Columbia Journal of Environmental Law
  • Duke University, B.A., Public Policy

Professional Activities


  • “The Hold-Up Tug-of-War—Paradigm Shifts in the Application of Antitrust to Industry Standards,” Competition (December 11, 2018)
  • “Improving Prospects for Service in the Second Obama Term,” Corporate Counsel, co-authored with Robert Rizzi (November 2012)


  • White House, National Economic Council
  • Representing a major airline in multidistrict price fixing cases.
  • Provides strategic counseling for a major auto manufacturer. 
  • Represented a national corporation in merger litigation in FTC v. Sysco Corp. et al.
  • Represented US Airways in litigation against the DOJ in its merger with American Airlines in United States v. U.S. Airways et al.
  • Provided strategic counseling relating to patents and antitrust law for an international mobile technology company.