My wife and I have a young daughter who keeps us quite busy when we’re not working. We usually spend weekends at places like City Park, the zoo, and the Louisiana Children's Museum.
"I tend to initially look at issues and strategies with a wide-angle lens. At the same time, I’m a numbers guy, so I zero in on key details. But law is ultimately about people. It is clear that bringing in a human element by being friendly, professional and personable to all enhances my ability to gain the desired resolutions for my clients."
Defending management-side clients nationwide in a full range of labor and employment matters, Benjamin Kahn handles multi-plaintiff litigation brought under the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA), California’s Private Attorneys General Act (PAGA) and other relevant state and federal laws. Additionally, he advocates for companies in complex nationwide Title VII class action lawsuits as well as single-plaintiff harassment and discrimination cases.
Ben’s experience includes the full range of discovery and motion practice, including successfully opposing certification motions, winning decertification and achieving dismissals on summary judgment. Ben takes pride in preparing corporate witnesses for depositions and believes that making witnesses feel at ease and comfortable is a vital part of preparing any witness for deposition. Likewise, when taking depositions, Ben tries to avoid unnecessarily antagonizing the witnesses, which is not productive for anyone.
With a penchant for finding ways to help clients save money and mitigate their risks, Ben strives to pinpoint and convey exactly where prior processes went wrong and how they might be changed to prevent problems in the future. His excellent research and data management skills and extensive background in math, statistics, and science enrich his practice and bolster his ability to identify and disseminate vital information in the crucial area where counseling intersects with litigation.
During law school, Ben worked as a legal intern at the White House in the Office of Science and Technology Policy. After receiving his J.D., he completed a year fellowship with the in-house legal department of his law school alma mater, Duke University.