Benjamin Gould

Benjamin Gould

Attorney Profile

Top Rated Appellate Attorney in Seattle, WA

Keller Rohrback L.L.P.
 | 1201 Third Avenue, Suite 3200
Seattle, WA 98101
Phone: 206-623-1900
Fax: 206-623-3384
Selected To Super Lawyers: 2020
Selected To Rising Stars: 2013 - 2019
Licensed Since: 2011
Education: Yale Law School
Practice Areas:
  • Appellate (20%),
  • Class Action/Mass Torts: Plaintiff (40%),
  • Employee Benefits (20%),
  • Securities Litigation (20%)
    Attorney Profile

    Benjamin Gould makes the law work for his clients. Ben, a Seattle native, practices in Keller Rohrback’s nationally recognized Complex Litigation Group. His ability to clearly and efficiently communicate factual and legal issues to his clients and courts allows him to advance the interests of those who have been harmed by others’ misconduct.

    Ben has extensive experience in appellate litigation, and has secured successful results for his clients before the U.S. Courts of Appeals for the First, Second, Sixth, Eighth, and Ninth Circuits, as well as before numerous state appellate courts. Ben also maintains an active practice outside the appellate arena. He has represented clients in individual and class actions involving pensions, securities, and consumer-protection law, among a wide range of other subjects.

    Before joining the firm, Ben worked as a Legal Fellow of the ACLU Drug Law Reform Project, litigating cases related to drug policy and civil rights. He also served as a clerk to two federal appellate judges: the Honorable Betty Binns Fletcher of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit and the Honorable Diana E. Murphy of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Eighth Circuit.

    About Benjamin Gould

    Admitted: 2011, Washington

    Professional Webpage: http://krcomplexlit.com/attorney/ben-gould/

    Honors/Awards:

    • Recipient of the 2010 Burton Award for Legal Achievement for the article, The Continuing Applicability of Rule 23(b)(1) to ERISA Actions for Breach of Fiduciary Duty, Pension & Benefits Reporter, Bureau of National Affairs, Inc. (Sept. 1, 2009)., Burton Award Recipient, Burton , 2010

    Bar/Professional Activity:

    • U.S. Court of Appeals for the Eleventh Circuit, 2013
    • Washington State Bar Association, Member
    • Admitted to U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit, 2010
    • U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Washington, 2012
    • U.S. Court of Appeals for the Eighth Circuit, 2013
    • Bar, Supreme Court of the United States, 2015
    • King County Bar Association, Member
    • Admitted to California, 2007
    • Admitted to U.S. Court of Appeals for the Eighth Circuit, 2011
    • U.S. Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit, 2013
    • U.S. Court of Appeals for the First Circuit, 2014
    • Washington State Association for Justice, Member
    • Admitted to U.S. District Court for the Western District of Washington, 2011
    • U.S. Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit, 2013

    Scholarly Lectures/Writings:

    • Co-author with Derek Loeser, Point/Counterpoint: Is Rule 23(b)(1) Still Applicable to ERISA Class Actions?, ERISA Compliance and Enforcement Library of the Bureau of National Affairs, Inc., 2009
    • Co-author Derek Loeser, The Continuing Applicability of Rule 23(b)(1) to ERISA Actions for Breach of Fiduciary Duty, Pension & Benefits Reporter, Bureau of National Affairs, Inc., 2009
    • Co-author with Derek Loeser and Erin Riley, 2010 ERISA Employer Stock Cases: The Good, the Bad, and the In Between-Plaintiffs' Perspective, Pensions & Benefits Daily, Bureau of National Affairs, Inc., 2011
    • A Review of Antonin Scalia and Bryan A. Garner, Reading Law (2012), March, Trial News, 2014
    • Rule 23(f) and Class Action Appeals, 19th Annual National Institute on Class Actions, New Orleans, LA, Speaker, American Bar Association, 2015
    • Author, Radical Jurisprudence, 93 Wash. L. Rev. Online 49, 2018

    Educational Background:

    • Yale University - B.A., summa cum laude, English, Phi Beta Kappa, 2002
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    Office Location for Benjamin Gould

    1201 Third Avenue
    Suite 3200
    Seattle, WA 98101

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    Last Updated: 3/24/2020

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