Benjamin Sauter

Lawyer, Kobre & Kim

Benjamin Sauter is an experienced litigator with a focus on cutting-edge financial products and services disputes.  Mr. Sauter has particular experience with litigation involving commodities, futures, swaps, and other securities and derivatives.  His representations often involve clients confronting regulatory and criminal enforcement proceedings.  For example, he regularly represents proprietary trading firms in proceedings involving allegations of spoofing and market manipulation by the CFTC and CME.

Mr. Sauter is also frequently called on to represent clients in intellectual property litigation.  He has handled patent, copyright, and licensing disputes for highly recognized technology companies. He is a member of the Digital Currency & Ledger Defense Coalition.

Prior to joining Kobre & Kim, Mr. Sauter practiced with Cleary Gottlieb Steen & Hamilton LLP, where he focused on complex regulatory and commercial litigation.

He clerked for Judge Fortunato P. Benavides in the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit and for Chief Judge Sarah S. Vance in the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Louisiana. He received his J.D. cum laude from Harvard Law School.