Ben-Veniste is a high-profile litigator who came to public prominence through his work leading the Watergate Task Force and as the Democrats' legal representative to the Senate Whitewater Committee.
Kenneth Geller, head of Mayer Brown's Washington office, said: “Richard is widely recognised as one of the top litigators in the US. We are extremely pleased to have him join us.”
“Clients look to full-service firms to couple management advice with litigation back-up”
Richard Ben-Veniste, Mayer Brown Rowe & Maw
Ben-Veniste reciprocated: “Clients look to full-service law firms to couple in-depth crisis management advice with litigation back-up. I believe my congressional, Securities and Exchange Commission and Department of Justice investigations experience will complement the firm's strong legislative and government practice groups.”
Prior to joining Weil Gotshal, Ben-Veniste spent time at the US Attorney's Office, where he was chief of the special prosecutions section.
His work for clients includes advising on a variety of fraud cases, ranging from securities to banks fraud. He has also handled antitrust, tax evasion and bribery matters.