Ben Rottenborn Biography
J. Benjamin Rottenborn is an American attorney and Principal at Woods Rogers PLC. He practices in the Litigation, Government Investigations & White Collar Criminal Defense, and Emerging Growth practice groups at Woods Rogers. He previously served as an adjunct professor at the University of Virginia School of Law.
Ben Rottenborn Age
He was born in January 1981.
Ben Rottenborn Education
He graduated with highest distinction from the University of Virginia and earned his law degree at Stanford Law School where he served as president of the Stanford Law and Policy Review.
Ben Rottenborn Wife
Ben was married to Laura Day Taylor. The couple met at Stanford University, where they were both students and graduated in 2006. Laura is an attorney, who serves as the Executive Assistant United States Attorney in the Western District of Virginia. She has worked as a federal prosecutor in the Western District of Virginia since 2012.
She has also worked as a legal clerk for the Honorable Mary M. Schroeder, Chief Judge of the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals.
Ben Rottenborn Children
Ben and his wife shared two children together; a son and a daughter. Their names are not in the public domain.
Ben Rottenborn Attorney
Rottenorn is a litigator and principal at Woods Rogers PLC where she practices in the Litigation, Government Investigations & White Collar Criminal Defense, and Emerging Growth.
He has experience in representing clients in complex civil litigation matters involving issues in fiduciary duty, general commercial law, private equity/venture capital, securities, intellectual property, and products liability. He practices at at both the trial and appellate levels in federal and state courts around the country.
He previously worked as a partner in the Chicago office of international law firm Kirkland & Ellis LLP. His career highlights include representing venture capital directors in a breach of fiduciary duty lawsuit brought by former shareholders in a technology start-up company. He also defended a Fortune 50 company in a suit seeking specific performance of a $15 billion merger contract.
He began his legal career as a judicial clerk for the Honorable David G. Campbell, U.S. District Judge for the District of Arizona.
Ben Rottenborn Representative Cases
According to his profile some of the cases he has represented includes;
- Represented investment advisory firm in dispute with former affiliate relating to allegedly defamatory statements.
- Represented movie studio in asserting First Amendment defenses to federal statutory claims.
- Represented healthcare provider in federal criminal and civil investigations for Medicaid fraud.
- Represented business in proceeding before State Corporation Commission relating to financial advisory services.
- Represented client in investigation by the Department of Health and Human Services and successfully resolved matter with no action taken by government.
- Represented private equity firm in both litigation and international arbitration proceedings relating to acquisition of international healthcare firm, resulting in substantial settlement payment to client.
- Represented former investors in and directors of tech startup in 7 week jury trial alleging breach of fiduciary duty and helped achieve directed verdict at end of plaintiff’s case.
- Represented global private equity fund in breach of fiduciary duty litigation alleging misconduct by corporate subsidiary and successfully resisted plaintiff’s counsel’s repeated attempts to pierce the corporate veil to hold client liable for misconduct of which it was unaware.
Ben Rottenborn Amber Heard
Benjamin is one of the attorney’s representing Amber Heard who is being sued for $50 million by his ex-husband Johnny Depp over a 2018 op-ed she wrote for The Washington Post in which she described herself as a “public figure representing domestic abuse.”
The couple met in 2009 and got married in 2015 but divorced in 2016 with accusation of acts of physical violence but they have both denied the other’s claim.
On April 21, 2022 Benjamin cross examined Johnny Depp about drugs, texts, and addiction in an attempt to challenge his defamation lawsuit against Heard.
He referred to a series of 2013 text exchanges between Depp and his friend, actor Paul Bettany, to allege that the actor assaulted Heard while under the influence.
Ben Rottenborn Objection
On April 26, 2022 during the Johnny Depp vs. Amber Heard defamation trial, Ben who is representing Amber objected to his own question.
Ben was cross examing Depp’s House Manager, Ben King about the time Depp severed his fingertip. Ben asked King a question but Depp’s lawyer shot it down with an objection.
Rottenborn then tried to rephrase the question: “You didn’t know what could cause damage to Mr. Depp’s hand while you were there on March 8, correct?” he asked.
King replied; “Dr. Kipper told me he’d sustained an injury on one of his fingers —”
Ben said, “Objection! Hearsay.”
Ben Rottenborn Net worth
He has an estimated net worth of $3 million.