Ben Kusmin

Special Counsel

New York, NY
156 West 56th Street
New York, NY 10019
P 212.237.1169 P 212.237.1169 | F 212.262.1215


Ben Kusmin focuses on complex business litigation in state and federal courts. He has represented both plaintiffs and defendants, in cases involving complex frauds, licensing disputes, breach of contract, shareholder disputes, and breach of fiduciary duty.

Representative Matters

  • represented a licensing administrator in multi-million dollar royalty licensing disputes against international manufacturers;
  • represented a large European bank in litigation against American banks in a federal lawsuit arising out of a foreign exchange fraud;
  • represented a biotechnology company in litigation against a competitor involving claims of tortious interference and breach of contract related to a genetic cancer test;
  • represented the CEO of a closely-held New York City garment business in shareholder derivative litigation; and
  • represented an environmental consulting firm in federal litigation involving claims of fraud arising out of a foreign environmental damage lawsuit.

Mr. Kusmin also has experience representing criminal defendants, pro bono, in the Southern District of New York, in cases involving wire fraud, counterfeiting, firearms possession, drug trafficking, and immigration offenses.

Mr. Kusmin has also represented dozens of homeless families in welfare disputes with the City of New York. In 2011, his efforts were recognized with the City Bar Justice Center's Jeremy G. Epstein Award for Outstanding Pro Bono Service.

While at Boston University School of Law, Mr. Kusmin served as Notes Editor for the American Journal of Law and Medicine, and published a note entitled Swing Low, Sweet Chariot: Abolishing the Disinterested Witness Requirement for Advanced Directives.

Mr. Kusmin previously worked as a mechanical engineer for a large defense contractor. He has a working knowledge of German and Turkish.


  • SuperLawyers New York Metro 2014 to 2017 - Rising Star - Business Litigation


  • Center for Comprehensive Health Practice (CCHP) - Member of the Board of Directors 

Media Mentions

Speaking Engagements

  • Practising Law Institute (PLI) - Microsoft Excel for Lawyers (January 2023)
  • New Jersey Labor and Employment Relations Association - How to Defend or Conduct Electronically Stored Information (ESI) Requests (February 2020)
  • Professional Legal Trainers Group – Effective Data Visualization (September 2018)
  • Brooklyn Law School – Excel for Lawyers (January 2018)
  • New York State Bar Association – Excel Essentials for Lawyers (December 2017)
  • Wolters Kluwer CLE – Mastering Evidence Through the Use of Technology – Avoiding Inadvertent Productions and Other Blunders (October 2017)
  • Connecticut Attorney General’s Office – Excel Essentials for Busy Lawyers (November 2015)

Newsroom +

Events +



  • J.D., Boston University School of Law, 2006
  • B.S. and B.A., Mech.Engineering and German Language & Literature, Johns Hopkins University, 1995


  • New York
  • United States District Court for the Southern District of New York
  • United States District Court for the Eastern District of New York
  • United States Supreme Court