White Collar Career Associate
Ben Dobkin draws upon his investigative background to guide companies through precarious situations.
To do so, Ben tenaciously uncovers the facts of each matter, determines potential liability, and recommends a path to resolution. His cases have included domestic as well as international investigations, involving allegations ranging from False Claims Act violations to an illegal kickback conspiracy. Ben also has substantial compliance experience in both the anti-money laundering and Foreign Corrupt Practices Act (FCPA) spaces. He helped guide a major international corporation through a years-long FCPA monitorship. In addition to his white collar practice, Ben has also defended a major tech company in a significant class action matter. Ben helped his team defeat class certification and strategize on motions for summary judgment.
Ben’s ability to relentlessly unravel a mystery stems from his time spent as a police officer and in the Navy. Prior to Orrick, Ben worked in law enforcement for nine years where he investigated everything from commonplace crimes to complex financial fraud schemes. Ben also served in the United States Navy on the aircraft carrier U.S.S. Ronald Reagan. He was deployed twice to the Western Pacific in support of Operation Enduring Freedom in Afghanistan.
In addition to his legal practice, Ben uses his investigative skills to serve the community in various pro bono matters. In the effort to criminalize sexual extortion, Ben is helping legislatures close loopholes so they can successfully prosecute offenders. He also helped a domestic violence survivor secure a critical restraining order.