Ben Apfel


Ben Apfel
Ben Apfel is an associate in Weil’s Securities Litigation practice group, where he focuses on litigating securities class actions, shareholder derivative litigation, and M&A litigation and other complex business disputes in state and federal courts.

Ben’s recent experience includes serving on Weil teams representing:

  • Morgan Stanley in connection with Twitter’s expedited lawsuit in the Delaware Court of Chancery seeking to force the closing of Elon Musk’s acquisition of Twitter.
  • A cryptocurrency mining company, its officers and directors, in a securities class action and shareholder derivative litigation.
  • Pilgrim’s Pride, the second largest poultry producer in the U.S., in securities class action and shareholder derivative actions related to alleged industry-wide price fixing.
  • Brookfield Asset Management and certain of its affiliates in a consolidated stockholder derivative and class action in Delaware Chancery Court arising out of a June 2018 private placement by TerraForm Power, Inc.

Ben also maintains an active pro bono practice, with a focus on First Amendment and religious freedoms. He has been a member of Weil teams defending journalists and private citizens against “SLAPP” lawsuits and currently serves on a team representing a Jewish seminary facing religious discrimination in an appeal before the Second Circuit.

Ben received his J.D. from Columbia Law School, where he was a James Kent Scholar and a Harlan Fiske Stone Scholar. He holds a B.A. in Philosophy from Columbia College.

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