Mr Daniel R. Benson > Kasowitz Benson Torres LLP > New York, United States > Lawyer Profile

Kasowitz Benson Torres LLP
NEW YORK, NY 10019
United States
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Work Department



Antitrust Litigation; Banking and Capital Markets Litigation; Commercial Litigation; Complex Financial Products Litigation; Environmental Litigation; Intellectual Property Litigation; Investigations and White Collar Defense; Mass Tort, Toxic Tort and Product Liability Litigation; Plaintiffs’ Litigation; Securities Litigation; State Attorneys General Practice


Name and co-founding partner Dan Benson is one of the country’s leading complex commercial litigators, and has vast experience handling a wide variety of litigation, including credit market, securities, mass tort and environmental disputes.  Dan has been recognized as a national and local “litigation star” by Benchmark Plaintiff and has been selected to New York Super Lawyers.

Among other accomplishments, Dan conceived and negotiated ground-breaking tobacco settlements on behalf of cigarette manufacturer Liggett.  Liggett’s settlements, which led to the industry-wide multi-state tobacco settlement, represented a public health landmark and a uniquely successful litigation and business strategy for the client.  Dan also directed the litigation strategy that resulted in one of the largest settlements ever in an environmental case on behalf of residents of an Alabama town contaminated by dangerous chemicals.

Dan is also Chairman of the Board of Directors of Commentary magazine, one of the country’s leading magazines of opinion and culture.


New York; U.S. District Court, Eastern District of New York; U.S. District Court, Southern District of New York; U.S. Court of Appeals, Second Circuit; U.S. Court of Appeals, Third Circuit; U.S. Supreme Court


Harvard Law School (J.D., cum laude, 1980); Harvard University (A.B., cum laude, 1976)