Benjamin G. Barokh

Benjamin G. Barokh

Benjamin Barokh is a litigator in the Los Angeles office of Munger, Tolles & Olson.

Mr. Barokh represents clients in complex litigation and appeals, primarily involving commercial disputes and class actions. He has argued appeals in the U.S. Courts of Appeals for the Ninth and D.C. Circuits, and briefed cases in numerous other federal and state appellate courts, including the U.S. Supreme Court, the U.S. Courts of Appeals for the First and Second Circuits, and the California Supreme Court. In 2024, Mr. Barokh was named a Southern California Rising Star by Super Lawyers.

Prior to joining Munger Tolles, Mr. Barokh clerked for Judge Ferdinand F. Fernandez of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit. Mr. Barokh was also an extern for Judge Christina A. Snyder of the U.S. District Court for the Central District of California.

Mr. Barokh earned his J.D., magna cum laude, from Georgetown University Law Center, where he served as executive editor of The Tax Lawyer and was elected to the Order of the Coif. He also participated in the Appellate Litigation Clinic, where he argued a precedent-setting case in the U.S. Court of Appeals for the D.C. Circuit. Mr. Barokh graduated with a B.S., cum laude, in mathematics and economics from the University of California, Los Angeles

Publications

Experience

Representative Matters*

  • Lyft, Inc. in multiple cases in the U.S. Courts of Appeals for the First, Second, and Ninth Circuits, as well as the California Supreme Court and California Court of Appeal. Mr. Barokh was also part of the team that successfully defended multiple preliminary injunction motions seeking immediate classification of drivers as employees in federal district courts in California and Massachusetts. 
  • Successfully argued and briefed a matter of first impression in the U.S. Court of Appeals, D.C. Circuit, concerning the waiver of rights under the Freedom of Information Act.
  • Juul Labs Inc. in multidistrict litigation involving novel class action and product liability claims regarding its marketing practices.
  • Successfully represented a large multinational retailer in a lawsuit brought by former investors in a joint venture.  
  • Bank of America and Merrill Lynch in litigation related to its residential mortgage-backed securities.
  • An asylum petitioner before the U.S. Court of Appeals, Ninth Circuit.

*Includes representations prior to Mr. Barokh’s affiliation with Munger, Tolles & Olson.

Experience

Representative Matters*

  • Lyft, Inc. in multiple cases in the U.S. Courts of Appeals for the First, Second, and Ninth Circuits, as well as the California Supreme Court and California Court of Appeal. Mr. Barokh was also part of the team that successfully defended multiple preliminary injunction motions seeking immediate classification of drivers as employees in federal district courts in California and Massachusetts. 
  • Successfully argued and briefed a matter of first impression in the U.S. Court of Appeals, D.C. Circuit, concerning the waiver of rights under the Freedom of Information Act.
  • Juul Labs Inc. in multidistrict litigation involving novel class action and product liability claims regarding its marketing practices.
  • Successfully represented a large multinational retailer in a lawsuit brought by former investors in a joint venture.  
  • Bank of America and Merrill Lynch in litigation related to its residential mortgage-backed securities.
  • An asylum petitioner before the U.S. Court of Appeals, Ninth Circuit.

*Includes representations prior to Mr. Barokh’s affiliation with Munger, Tolles & Olson.