Benjamin Reichard is a partner in Fishman Haygood’s Litigation Section. He enjoys a diverse practice, including international arbitration, securities arbitration, construction disputes, environmental law and general commercial litigation. He heads the firm’s international arbitration practice.
Mr. Reichard’s international arbitration practice is centered in the area of investor-state arbitration. He is currently serving as lead counsel representing contractors, developers, financial consortiums, and individual investors in confidential arbitrations against sovereign nations arising out of multi-hundred-million dollar large-scale construction, infrastructure, and industrial development projects, as well as disputes relating to government malfeasance and failure to protect individual investors’ interests.
Mr. Reichard is also among the group of lead counsel for investors in their lawsuit against five domestic and international banks for aiding and abetting the $7 billion Ponzi scheme perpetrated by R. Allen Stanford. (Rotstain, et al. v. Trustmark National Bank, et al., Case No. 09-2384, United States District Court for the Northern District of Texas). He has also represented individual investors in state court for third-party liability claims arising out of Ponzi schemes. (P.K. Scheerle, et al. v. Omni Bancshares, Inc., et al., Case No. 667443, Civil District Court for the Parish of Orleans).).
In other arbitration matters, he has served as counsel for individual investors for their investment-related losses (Marquette, et al. v. Pershing, LLC, FINRA Matter No. 11- 0669). He has represented community banks and boutique hedge funds in disputes against larger financial conglomerates involving prime brokerage and accounting malpractice (Vault Global Opportunities, LP, et al. v. UBS Securities, LLC & UBS, AG, FINRA Matter No. 10-01886; Vault Global Opportunities, LP, et al. v. J.D. Clark & Co., et al., Case No. 650616, Supreme Court of the State of New York) as well as improper investment advice (Metropolitan Bank Group, Inc., et al. v. SunTrust Robinson Humphrey, et al., FINRA Matter No. 11-00237). Additionally, he has represented venture capital groups in energy-related disputes both in federal court and in arbitral forums (Peaker Energy Group, et al. v. Cargill, et al. USDC EDLA Case No. 14-2106; XTnrgy Louisiana, LLC v. Administrators of the Tulane Educational Fund, AAA Case No. 011500047173).
Updated Sep 2022