Benjamin R. PickerShareholder | LitigationBen has extensive experience handling securities arbitration cases and various types of commercial litigation matters.

Benjamin R. Picker

Ben is an accomplished litigator with extensive experience representing investors in securities litigation and arbitration matters, and with a strong track record for handling a wide variety of commercial disputes.

He is known for both his thoughtful counsel to and forceful representation of clients in a broad range of disputes involving securities, contracts, real estate, landlord and tenant, consumer protection, civil rights, class actions, intellectual property, mechanics' liens, and employment law.

Ben has taken numerous cases to arbitration hearings before the Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA) and American Arbitration Association (AAA), and to trial in state and federal courts in Pennsylvania and New Jersey. He also has experience handling high-profile cases generating attention from key media outlets.

Beyond McCAUSLAND Keen + Buckman

  • Recreational ice hockey player
  • Family time with wife, son and daughter

Selected Representative Matters

Negotiated a $1.4 million settlement in a class action lawsuit against the City of Philadelphia for disclosure of confidential information

Successfully defended a federal copyright lawsuit, ultimately settling for 0.3% of plaintiff’s original demand

On behalf of a small business, obtained preliminary injunction against a former employee and competitor in connection with misappropriation of confidential business information

Obtained a $6+million award in a FINRA securities arbitration arising from misrepresentations about the safety and liquidity of investments

On behalf of individual investor, secured $675,000 FINRA securities arbitration award in connection with unsuitable investments, unauthorized trades, and churning

Successfully defended - at trial - a six-figure mechanics’ lien on behalf of a general contractor and condominium owners

Publications + Media Mentions

June 1, 2005 “Using Postcards To Notify Customers Of Utility Service Bills? Believe It Or Not, It Could Be Illegal,” Pennsylvania Municipal Authorities Association’s magazine The Authority
April 1, 2012 “Selecting the Appropriate Blue Sky Law(s) Under Which to Bring a Claim - A Case Study ,” PIABA Bar Journal
February 1, 2013 “Social Services and Constitutional Rights, a Balancing Act,” American Bar Association Civil Rights Litigation Newsletter and Pennsylvania Bar Association Civil and Equal Rights Committee Newsletter
October 1, 2014 “A Primer on Bringing Claims Against Stockbrokers and Brokerage Firms,” Montgomery Bar Association's Sidebar Magazine
August 8, 2007 “Interviewed on NBC 10 News regarding representation of client involved in construction/real estate litigation,” WCAU TV (NBC 10) Philadelphia, Pa
February 15, 2012 “Interviewed on The Michael Smerconish Show regarding representation of client in civil rights action,” WPHT 1210 AM Philadelphia, PA
January 28, 2014 “Interviewed on Legal Talk regarding issues involving the First Amendment of the United States Constitution,” WCHE 1520 AM West Chester, PA
March 28, 2013 “Civil Rights Law and Litigation,” Delaware County Paralegal Association.
November 9, 2012 "Perjury... What Do You Do?" Montgomery American Inn of Court.
August 1, 2012 "Emerging Frontiers in Civil Rights Litigation: The Second Amendment as a Core Civil Right," CAPE Institute.
March 13, 2012 "Civil Rights Law and Litigation," Montgomery American Inn of Court.

Affiliations + Recognitions

  • American, Pennsylvania, and Montgomery Bar Associations

    Member

  • Montgomery American Inn of Court

    Member and Former President

  • National Collegiate Roller Hockey Association and Eastern Collegiate Roller Hockey Association

    General Counsel

  • Selected to Rising Star Super Lawyers

    2006, 2012-2017

  • "AV Preeminent" Martindale-Hubbell Rating

  • "Superb 10.0" AVVO Rating

    Education

    Admissions

    • Temple University Beasley School of Law

      Juris Doctor

    • University of Maryland at College Park

      Bachelor of Arts

    • Pennsylvania

    • New Jersey

    • Third Circuit Court of Appeals

    • United States District Court for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania

    • United States District Court for the District of New Jersey