education

  • University of Miami (J.D., 2002), magna cum laude
  • Rutgers University (B.A., 1992)

bar admissions

  • Connecticut
  • Florida
  • New York

court admissions

  • U.S. District Court, District of Connecticut
  • U.S. District Court, Southern District of Florida
  • U.S. District Court, Northern District of Florida
  • U.S. District Court, Southern District of New York
Ben V. Seessel

Ben V. Seessel

Shareholder

Ben V. Seessel represents life insurers, annuity issuers, and other financial services companies in class actions and other complex cases in federal and state courts across the country. He has litigated numerous cases involving life insurance products, including defending against allegations of statutory and regulatory infractions, ERISA violations, violations of consumer protection laws, fraud, negligent misrepresentation, breach of contract, breach of fiduciary duty, negligence, and unjust enrichment, among other claims.Mr. Seessel is co-author of the preemption chapter in Fourth Edition of the recognized treatise, Handbook on ERISA Litigation, published by Wolters Kluwer Law & Business/Aspen Publishers.

Mr. Seessel also represents life insurers in regulatory and transactional matters, in particular, those that concern the use of emerging technologies in connection with the design, marketing, and distribution of life insurance products. He counsels industry clients on the use of big data and predictive analytics.

Mr. Seessel serves on the firm’s pro bono committee, regularly represents clients pro bono, and is active in the community, particularly in providing support to High School, Inc., a Hartford public school focused on preparing students for careers in the insurance and financial services industries.