Lina Bensman’s practice focuses on complex civil litigation.

She has acted as counsel to financial institutions and multinational corporations, as well as individual clients, in a variety of securities and other commercial litigation matters before federal and state courts.

Lina also has experience in white collar criminal defense and internal investigations, and has represented individual clients and corporations before the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission and the U.S. Department of Justice in high-stakes matters.

Lina joined the firm in 2011.

Notable Experiences

  • ESL Investments in its $5.2 billion acquisition of Sears Holdings and related litigation.

  • National Amusements (NAI), Shari Redstone, and Sumner Redstone in Delaware Chancery Court litigation against CBS Corporation and certain members of its board of directors concerning CBS’s attempt to dilute NAI’s voting control of CBS, ending in favorable resolution rescinding dilutive stock dividend and dismissal of all claims.

  • Robert Bosch GmbH and Robert Bosch LLC in multidistrict litigation and other proceedings in the United States arising from allegations that Volkswagen, and other car manufacturers used equipment supplied by Bosch to manipulate the results of diesel vehicle emissions tests.

  • Petrobras in securities fraud litigation arising out of “Operation Car Wash,” one of the largest corruption scandals in the history of Latin America.

  • Alpha Natural Resources and certain of its directors and officers in successful motions to dismiss a derivative action and a federal securities law class action in multiple jurisdictions.

  • Pro bono plaintiffs in securing a unanimous jury verdict in Ferguson v. JONAH, a first-of-its-kind lawsuit challenging the provision of conversion therapy as a fraudulent and unconscionable business practice.

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