Matthew Benjamin is an associate in the New York office of Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher. He is a member of the Firm’s Litigation Practice Group and also serves on the Firm’s Community Affairs Committee and Diversity Committee.
Mr. Benjamin’s practice focuses on white collar criminal defense, internal and regulatory investigations, and complex commercial litigation. He has represented corporate and individual clients in the financial services, health care, technology, and construction and manufacturing industries. Mr. Benjamin’s pro bono work includes matters related to immigration and veterans law.
Mr. Benjamin received his Juris Doctor degree in 2006 from New York University School of Law, where he served as an Executive Articles Editor for the Annual Survey of American Law and research assistant to Professor Amy Adler. He graduated cum laude from Yale College with a Bachelor of Arts in the History of Art in 2003.
In 2011 and 2013, Mr. Benjamin was recognized in Super Lawyers New York magazine as a Rising Star in litigation.
In 2012, Mr. Benjamin was appointed a non-voting member of the United States Sentencing Commission’s Practitioners Advisory Group, which provides input from private practitioners on a variety of sentencing-related issues, including proposed amendments to the Federal Sentencing Guidelines and legislative initiatives. He is also a contributor to the ABA’s two-volume treatise, “Practice Under the Federal Sentencing Guidelines,” a comprehensive sentencing resource.
From 2008 to 2009, Mr. Benjamin served as a law clerk to the Honorable George Z. Singal in the United States District Court for the District of Maine.
Mr. Benjamin is admitted to practice in the State of New York, and before the United States District Courts for the Southern and Eastern Districts of New York.
- “The Best to Be Done in a Bad Situation: Southern Union Remand,” The Criminal Law Reporter, 94 CrL 211, November 13, 2013.
- “Beyond Anecdote: Informing the Sentencing Court’s 3553(a)(6) Duty,” Federal Sentencing Reporter, Vol. 26, No. 1, October 2013.
- "2013 Guidelines Amendments: A Mixed Bag for White-Collar Defendants," Business Crimes Bulletin, Vol. 20, No. 11, July 2013.
- “United States Sentencing Commission Adopts Greater Penalties for Fraud Offenses and Fixes Anomaly in Sentences for Tax Crimes,” Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher Client Alert, July 2013.
- “Is Harris a Mandatory Minimums Ruling Whose Time Has Run Out?,” The Criminal Law Reporter, 92 CrL 367, January 2, 2013.
- “In the Wake of the Supreme Court’s Ruling, What’s Next for Southern Union?,” The Criminal Law Reporter, 92 CrL 14, October 31, 2012.
- “Demise Greatly Exaggerated - Apprendi Is Extended to Criminal Fines,” The Criminal Law Reporter, 91 CrL 797, September 26, 2012.
- “Increased Fraud Penalties Are on the Horizon,” Business Crimes Bulletin, July 2012.
- “Losing Ground: In Search Of A Remedy For The Over Emphasis On Loss And Other Culpability Factors In The Sentencing Guidelines For Fraud And Theft,” PENNumbra, December 2011.
- “Going It Alone: The Cost of Unilateral Law Enforcement,” Business Crimes Bulletin, June 2008.
- “Possessing Pollution,” 31 N.Y.U. Rev. L. & Soc. Change 733, 2007.