Benton Curtis - McDermott Will & Emery


Benton (Ben) Curtis, a former federal prosecutor and experienced trial attorney, focuses his practice on leading matters, both domestically and abroad, that involve government enforcement defense, internal investigations, compliance counseling, and due diligence regarding third parties and business transactions.  Ben regularly represents clients before, and in litigation against, government agencies, including clients accused of health care fraud, kickback violations, Foreign Corrupt Practices Act (FCPA) violations, money laundering, and securities fraud.  Ben likewise regularly represents corporations and high net worth individuals who have been victimized through internal or third-party misconduct, often in the form of an exceptional theft or fraud.

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  • Regularly conduct internal investigations on behalf of clients, often times portfolio companies of clients, in response to discovery of fraud or compliance-related conduct.
  • Regularly represent health care providers, both individual and corporate, in False Claims Act matters pursued by US Department of Justice.

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  • The Best Lawyers in America, Commercial Litigation, 2023 to 2024
  • Chambers USA, 2021 to 2023, Litigation: White-Collar Crime & Government Investigations
  • Legal 500 US, Recommended Lawyer, 2021 to 2023
  • Dade County Bar Association, Rising Legal Superstar, 2018
  • Assistant Attorney General’s Exceptional Service Award, 2011


  • Florida Bar Association, member


Samford University Cumberland School of Law, JD, 2001
Springhill College, BA, 1997