Benjamin S. Zweifach

Benjamin S. Zweifach is an Associate at Wilkinson Walsh + Eskovitz. Ben’s litigation experience includes antitrust matters, products liability claims, securities fraud actions, contract disputes, and criminal defense. He has also worked on investigations into compliance with the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act and international law.

Before joining the firm, Ben practiced at Paul, Weiss, Rifkind, Wharton & Garrison in Washington, DC and New York, NY, where he represented a variety of clients in both criminal and civil matters. Ben also maintained an active pro bono practice, including representation of an individual who successfully won asylum from Central America and multiple clients in habeas corpus appeals.

Ben is a graduate of Yale University and Yale Law School, where he was an Editor of the Yale Law Journal and published multiple articles on international law. A former Israel Government Fellow, he worked on the Israeli Ministry of Justice’s investigation into war crime allegations made by the United Nations Goldstone Report.

Notable Matters and Activities

Ben spent a year in Jerusalem as an Israel Government Fellow, helping Israel investigate the allegations in the U.N. “Goldstone Report.” The Report alleged numerous war crimes and international law violations by Israel’s government and individual soldiers of the Israel Defense Forces during “Operation Cast Lead” in Gaza in early 2009. Ben assisted in the government’s internal inquiry and fact-finding mission in the Gaza Strip, which led to multiple prosecutions of Israeli soldiers, and then helped draft Israel’s White Paper response to the Goldstone Report.

Ben has also worked as a speech writer and election lawyer on multiple political campaigns.

Publications:

  • Plugging the Gap: A Reconsideration of the U.N. Charter’s Approach to Low-Gravity Warfare, 8 INTERCULTURAL HUM. RTS. L. REV., Fall 2013
  • Privatizing Peace: How Private Sector Investment Can Address the West Bank Water Crisis and Wash Away Oslo II, 2013 PITT. J. ENVT’L PUB. HEALTH, Vol. 7, No. 2

Clerkship

  • Judge Ellen Segal Huvelle, U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia (2015-16)

Education

  • Undergraduate: Yale University, B.A. 2009, summa cum laude, Phi Beta Kappa, Distinction in English Major
    Executive Editor, Yale Herald
  • Law: Yale Law School, J.D. 2014
    Editor, Yale Law Journal
* Not admitted to practice in the State of New York. All work supervised directly by an active member of the New York State bar.