John Benjamin focuses his practice on intellectual property, technology and privacy law, dealing with both transactional matters and litigation. His client base includes leading global financial institutions and pharmaceutical companies, as well as social media, consumer electronics, and FTSE 100 and Fortune 500 companies. Mr. Benjamin has extensive experience in data protection and freedom of information matters, including the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR). He advises companies on claims following data breaches and on complex cross-border issues dealing with exporting personal data in connection with regulatory investigations.

Mr. Benjamin has represented clients on privacy matters in front of the Information Tribunal and the High Court. He has managed cross-border litigation for clients in a number of jurisdictions globally.

Mr. Benjamin earned an LL.B. (Hons) in Law and an LL.M. in IP Law from Queen Mary and Westfield College.

Areas of Practice

  • Intellectual Property Law

  • Data Protection and Information Law

  • GDPR

  • Technology Law

Education

  • Queen Mary and Westfield College, LL.M., IP Law, 1997
  • The College of Law of England and Wales, L.P.C., 1996
  • Queen Mary and Westfield College, LL.B., 1995

Experience

  • Duane Morris
    - Partner, 2019-present

  • DWF LLP
    - Partner, 2015-2019

  • White & Case
    - Counsel, 2011-2015

  • Eversheds
    - Associate, 2004-2011

  • GSC Solicitors
    - Trainee and Assistant, 1997-2004

Professional Activities

  • Society for Computers and the Law

Selected Publications

  • Co-author, "Practice Notes on IT Contracts," Lexis Nexis, 2016

Selected Speaking Engagements

  • "Dealing with Mass Claims under Privacy Laws," Privacy Law & Business, St. John’s College, University of Cambridge, 2018

  • GDPR Talk at the DFIC, Lexis Nexis, 2018

  • "Data Philanthropy," Privacy Law & Business, St. John’s College, University of Cambridge, 2017