Benjamin Woodside Schrier

Profile

Benjamin Woodside Schrier is a litigation associate in the Los Angeles office of Munger, Tolles & Olson, where his practice focuses on white-collar criminal defense and internal investigations, as well as civil litigation.

Key Representations

  • An internal investigation into alleged violations of the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act and Russia sanctions regime by a foreign subsidiary of a U.S. corporation.
  • A large multinational corporation on the Iran nuclear deal and associated changes to the Iran sanctions regime.
  • A major government contractor in a Department of Justice investigation into alleged violations of the False Claims Act.
  • A major pharmaceutical company in a putative antitrust class action over “reverse payment” settlements.
  • A major pharmaceutical company in a contract dispute involving patents.

Before joining the firm, Mr. Schrier clerked for Judge José A. Cabranes of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit and Judge Kenneth M. Karas of the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of New York.

Mr. Schrier also worked as a litigation associate at Covington & Burling LLP in Washington, D.C., where he represented clients in the defense, chemical, pharmaceutical, beverage and gaming industries in connection with investigations by the Department of Justice, Securities and Exchange Commission, Department of State and Department of Defense into alleged violations of federal laws including the International Traffic in Arms Regulations, Foreign Corrupt Practices Act, False Claims Act, Controlled Substances Act and Iran sanctions regime. He also advised clients on the Cuba sanctions regime and various antiterrorism statutes.

Benjamin Woodside Schrier is a litigation associate in the Los Angeles office of Munger, Tolles & Olson, where his practice focuses on white-collar criminal defense and internal investigations, as well as civil litigation.

Key Representations

  • An internal investigation into alleged violations of the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act and Russia sanctions regime by a foreign subsidiary of a U.S. corporation.
  • A large multinational corporation on the Iran nuclear deal and associated changes to the Iran sanctions regime.
  • A major government contractor in a Department of Justice investigation into alleged violations of the False Claims Act.
  • A major pharmaceutical company in a putative antitrust class action over “reverse payment” settlements.
  • A major pharmaceutical company in a contract dispute involving patents.

Before joining the firm, Mr. Schrier clerked for Judge José A. Cabranes of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit and Judge Kenneth M. Karas of the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of New York.

Mr. Schrier also worked as a litigation associate at Covington & Burling LLP in Washington, D.C., where he represented clients in the defense, chemical, pharmaceutical, beverage and gaming industries in connection with investigations by the Department of Justice, Securities and Exchange Commission, Department of State and Department of Defense into alleged violations of federal laws including the International Traffic in Arms Regulations, Foreign Corrupt Practices Act, False Claims Act, Controlled Substances Act and Iran sanctions regime. He also advised clients on the Cuba sanctions regime and various antiterrorism statutes.