Boni, Zack & Snyder LLC - Benjamin J. Eichel



Benjamin J. Eichel

Boston University School of Law, J.D., 2009
University of Michigan, B.A., Economics and Political Science, 2005

Pennsylvania
New Jersey
United States District Court for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania
United States District Court for the Middle District of Pennsylvania
United States District Court for the Western District of Pennsylvania
United States District Court for the Central District of Illinois
United States District Court for the District of New Jersey
United States Court of Appeals for the First Circuit
United States Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit
United States Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit

Benjamin J. Eichel

Of Counsel


 

Benjamin J. Eichel is an experienced commercial litigator and focuses his practice on cases involving the antitrust laws, complex breach of contract, arbitration, and international matters. Mr. Eichel litigates all types of commercial disputes, with both domestic and international implications, including, but not limited to, construction disputes, employee/employer disputes, shareholder or partnership agreements, commercial landlord and tenant disputes, and disputes relating to the ownership of intellectual property.

In antitrust and unfair competition matters, Mr. Eichel represents clients in litigation involving price-fixing, price discrimination, predatory pricing, monopolistic practices, group boycotts, and tying and exclusive deals, among other areas.

Mr. Eichel represents clients in all aspects of litigation, from initial pleadings through appeals, in both state and federal courts, as well as representing clients in alternative dispute resolution procedures, including arbitration and mediation. Mr. Eichel has represented clients before the American Arbitration Association, the International Centre for Dispute Resolution, Judicial Arbitration and Mediation Services, and the International Chamber of Commerce.

Current representative matters include In re: Interior Molded Doors Antitrust Litig., Lead Civil Action No. 3:18-cv-00718-JAG (E.D. Va.), and Pennsylvania Coordinated Opioid Proceedings, Case No. 2017-8095 (Del. Cty. C.C.P.). 

Prior to joining Boni, Zack & Snyder, Mr. Eichel was an associate and of counsel in the commercial litigation departments of Pepper Hamilton, LLP and Archer & Greiner, P.C., where his experience included working on commercial litigation and antitrust matters.

Mr. Eichel has maintained an active pro bono practice throughout his career. His work in civil rights cases has included representing a Pennsylvania prisoner in a Section 1983 action relating to inadequate medical care while in state custody and representing Chinese American restaurant owners in a suit relating to the municipal enforcement of an allegedly discriminatory ordinance. He has also worked with the nonprofit organization Women Against Abuse, representing clients in court seeking protection from domestic abuse.

  • Represented a manufacturer of polyurethane foam in defense of a price fixing and customer allocation action brought by direct purchasers.
  • Represented a hospital system in an antitrust dispute with its largest competitor.
  • Represented one of the largest suppliers of packaged tuna against price fixing claims.
  • Represented a mushroom supplier against claims of price fixing.
  • Represented two German affiliates of a global leader in the semiconductor market in an International Chamber of Commerce arbitration seated in Paris under Belgian law concerning a joint research and development project.
  • Represented a Pennsylvania education technology company against a German supplier in Swiss arbitration.
  • Represented a subcontractor against the owner in a mechanic’s lien action relating to work performed to renovate a Philadelphia hotel.
  • Represented a large, multi-office medical practice in disputes against multiple partner physicians relating to a planned private equity buyout, which were resolved favorably for the practice.
  • Represented employees and their employer in a dispute over a non-compete agreement and breach of contract claims relating to the use of water purification technology in arbitration against their former employer.
  • Represented a large real estate company against a national hotel chain relating to certain utility charges.
  • Represented an Italian biotech company in licensing and contract disputes with U.S. licensees.
  • Represented a large real estate company against its partner in a joint venture regarding the financing of that joint venture.
  • Represented a shareholder against a fellow shareholder in a complex dispute regarding ownership of companies located in Dubai. The case involved legal actions in Pennsylvania, New Jersey, London and Dubai.
  • State, Federal Courts Uniformity in Discovery Stays Remains Hazy After ‘Cyan,’ The Legal Intelligencer (June 2019)
  • When, Where and Whether: The Confusing Law of Third-Party Evidence, Alternatives to the High Cost of Litigation, International Institute for Conflict Prevention & Resolution (April 2019)
  • Injunction Carve-Outs in Arbitration: Emergency Only, or All Equity Claims? Alternatives to the High Cost of Litigation, International Institute for Conflict Prevention & Resolution (January 2018)
  • Promotion of Arbitration in the 21st Century, For The Defense (May 2013)