Benjamin A. Genn

Benjamin A. Genn


Benjamin Genn is a Washington, D.C., litigation attorney who focuses his practice on complex commercial disputes and government investigations. He is well-versed in handling matters for individuals, organizations and small to large corporations regarding regulatory issues, government enforcement, white-collar crime and antitrust issues.

In addition, Mr. Genn is experienced in performing research and drafting motions, memoranda and correspondence regarding securities lending, fraud, insider trading, business torts, breach of contract and corporate privilege. He also helps advise clients facing U.S. Securities Exchange Commission (SEC) and U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ) investigations, as well as other federal or state agency inquiries.

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