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Ben Branda

Attorney
Whitfield Bryson & Mason LLP
5101 Wisconsin Ave NW
Suite 305
Washington, DC 20016
work Main Telephone: 202-429-2290
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Ben is an associate in WBM’s litigation practice concentrating on privacy and data breach matters, products liability, and antitrust violations. His primary focuses include protecting individuals' personally identifiable information, consumer fraud and unfair trade practices, and defective products such as consumer electronics and construction materials. 

Beyond his role as an attorney, Ben holds primary responsibility for the management digital content, developing strategic plans to effectively integrate existing marketing systems. His scholarly work in the area of digital copyright has received recognition for encouraging legal standards that protect emerging new technologies and facilitate greater access to information.

In 2013, Ben started at WBM as a summer associate while completing his law degree at The George Washington University Law School, and joined the firm as a full-time attorney in 2014.

Outside of the office, Ben enjoys skiing and the outdoors, as well as staying current with consumer tech news and emerging start-ups.

REPRESENTATIVE MATTERS

  • Roy et al. v. Titeflex Corp., and Ward Manufacturing, LLC (2015): Counsel for statewide class of homeowners against manufactures for corrugated stainless steel tubing (CSST), a flexible piping used to transport fuel gas to homes which is susceptible to puncture by electrical arcing causing a gas leak, fire, or explosion.
  • In re: U.S. Office of Personnel Management Data Security Breach Litigation (2015): Consolidated cases concerning the recent cybersecurity incidents involving the U.S. Office of Personnel Management (OPM) in which the personally identifiable information of millions of federal government employees, contractors, and others was compromised.
  • In re: GNC Picamilon/BMPEA Litigation (2015): Consolidated action against dietary supplement retailer alleging false labeling of a variety of supplements that allegedly contain two illegal and potentially dangerous ingredients.
  • In re: Ashley Madison Customer Data Security Breach Litigation (2015): Representing victims in data breach and fraud case following public disclosure of users' personal information from a notorious dating website.
  • In re: NVIDIA GTX 970 Graphics Chip Litigation (2015): Case on behalf of owners of a high performance graphics card against chip designer and manufacturer premised upon allege misrepresentations as to the product's VRAM, L2 cache, among other technical specifications. Classwide settlement granted final approval in December 2016.
  • Book et al. v. Apple., Inc. (2014-2015): Involved the allegedly defective graphics processing unit on the 2011 MacBook Pro laptop computers that would cause the laptop to exhibit distorted video, no video, or unexpected system restarts. Resolution reached out of court.
  • In re: Pella Architect and Designer Series Windows Marketing, Sales Practices and Products Liability Litigation (2014): Counsel for businesses and homeowners who purchased allegedly defective windows that leak, resulting in premature wood rot and deterioration.

ADMISSIONS

  • Illinois, 2014.
  • District of Columbia, 2016.
  • U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Illinois, 2015.
  • U.S. District Court for the District of Colorado, 2015.

PUBLICATIONS

  • Up in the Airwaves: Technological Determinism, the Public Performance Right, and Aereo’s Uncertain Future, 15 Wake Forest J. Bus & Intell. Prop. L. 287 (2015).

EDUCATION

  • The George Washington University Law School, Washington, District of Columbia, J.D., 2014.
  • Michigan State University, East Lansing, Michigan, B.A., Criminal Justice, 2009.