Overview Experience Intelligence Erik F. Benny Associate ebenny foley.com Download vCard Erik Benny is an associate and litigation lawyer with Foley & Lardner LLP. He is a member of the Business Litigation & Dispute Resolution, Consumer Financial Services, and Antitrust Practices. Mr. Benny maintains a broad practice representing businesses in complex litigation matters before state and federal courts. He has litigated trade secret, wrongful termination, franchise, and contract disputes. Mr. Benny also defends clients against high stakes class actions brought under the Sherman Act and the Real Estate Settlement Procedures Act. Prior to joining Foley, Mr. Benny served as a summer associate in Foley’s Washington D.C. office. He has also worked as a law clerk for the U.S. Department of Justice, Office of Justice Programs, Office for Civil Rights. Pro Bono Mr. Benny represents pro bono clients in various landlord/tenant, property, and construction related disputes. He is also the co-chair of Foley’s Thurgood Marshall Academy Law Day Program. Education Mr. Benny earned his law degree, with honors, from The George Washington University Law School (J.D., 2012) where he served as notes editor of The George Washington Law Review and as a member of the Moot Court Board. He was also co-chair of the Van Vleck Constitutional Law Moot Court Competition. Mr. Benny graduated, magna cum laude, from the University of California, Los Angeles (B.A., 2007) where he majored in philosophy. Publications Mr. Benny authored, “’Natural’ Modifications: The FDA’s Need to Promulgate an Official Definition of ‘Natural’ that Includes Genetically Modified Organisms,” George Washington Law Review (2012). Admissions Mr. Benny is admitted to practice law in Virginia and the District of Columbia. He is also admitted to practice before the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit and the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Virginia.