Benjamin Genn is a Washington, D.C., litigation attorney who focuses his practice on complex commercial disputes and government investigations in all stages of state and federal court litigation. He is well-versed in handling matters for individuals, organizations and small to large corporations regarding business litigation, class action litigation, regulatory issues, government enforcement, internal investigations and white collar crime.

In addition, Mr. Genn is experienced in performing legal research; drafting motions, memoranda and correspondence; and managing discovery regarding real estate disputes, business torts, breach of contract and allegations of fraud. He also helps advise clients facing U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ) investigations and other federal or state agency inquiries.

Mr. Genn’s recent representative matters include:

  • representing a large university through trial in which he attained a directed verdict defending his client in a breach of contract action involving a commercial lease dispute
  • representing corporations, real estate developers and other business entities in breach of contract litigation
  • representing clients in response to government investigations by the Federal Trade Commission (FTC), Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB), U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ), U.S. Department of Labor (DOL) and U.S. Department of State (DOS)
  • representing employers against Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) and state wage and hour claims
  • representing corporations in False Claims Act litigation

Mr. Genn clerked for the Honorable Steven G. Salant of the Montgomery County Circuit Court in Maryland. During his clerkship, Mr. Genn drafted bench memoranda, researched and drafted judicial opinions, and prepared the court for criminal and civil bench and jury trials regarding a variety of disputes, including breach of contract, insurance litigation, employment litigation and business torts. Mr. Genn also served as a judicial intern for Chief Judge Anna Blackburne-Rigsby of the District of Columbia Court of Appeals.

Prior to joining Holland & Knight, Mr. Genn worked in the office of a prominent international law firm, where his practice focused on white collar defense, securities litigation, government investigations and complex commercial litigation.

During law school, Mr. Genn served as a notes and comment editor for the American University Journal of Gender, Social Policy & the Law.


  • American University, Washington College of Law, J.D., cum laude
  • College of Charleston, B.A.
Bar Admissions/Licenses
  • District of Columbia
  • Maryland
Court Admissions
  • Court of Appeals of Maryland
  • District of Columbia Court of Appeals
  • U.S. District Court for the District of Maryland
  • American Bar Association
  • District of Columbia Bar
Honors & Awards
  • Capital Pro Bono High Honor Roll, 2017