Ben Chew Net Worth

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Net Worth $ 6,000,000
Real name Benjamin G. Chew
Source of Wealth Law career
Profession Attorney, lawyer, media personality, entrepreneur
Spouse/Partner Married to Amy Blinkhorn Chew
Date of Birth Sep 14, 1961
Zodiac Virgo
Age 61
Gender Male
Pronoun He/Him
Height 172 cm / 5 ft 7 inch
Nationality American
Siblings Two siblings: brother Peter Chew and sister Elizabeth Rider

Biography

Benjamin “Ben” Chew is an American lawyer, media personality, and entrepreneur. He has become popular as the leader of the Brown Rudnick legal team that represented the actor Johnny Depp together with Camille Vasquez in the $50 million defamation case against his ex-wife Amber Heard, and as Cher’s representation in the trial against her former financial advisor. [1]

Apart from this, Ben Chew is famous for his distinguished skills and expertise in the legal field.

Ben Chew’s net worth is estimated at $6 million. Below, we’ll dive into Ben Chew’s early life, education, career, and personal life.

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Early life

Benjamin Chew was born on September 14, 1961, in Washington, DC, to his parents, Peter T Chew and Virginia Chew. Ben has two siblings, his brother Peter Chew and his sister Elizabeth Rider.

Ben has expressed interest in law since an early age. After finishing high school, he enrolled at Princeton University, from which he graduated in 1984. Then, he studied law at the University of Virginia School of Law, where he received his Juris Doctor degree in 1988.

Career

After getting his law degree, Ben received bar admissions in the District of Columbia, Virginia, and the Republic of Kosovo. [2]

Throughout his legal counselor career, Chew has worked on high-profile cases in and outside of the United States, representing respectable individuals, international celebrities, businesses, big software companies, multinational corporations, and even governments.

Ben Chew joined Brown Rudnick LLP on April 20, 2018 [3] , as a partner and works from their offices in Washington, D.C., and Irvine, California.

He is described as a multi-faceted litigator, representing clients in complicated commercial litigation and arbitration cases. In his 25+ years in the courtroom, Ben has worked on different commercial disputes, such as defamation, breach of fiduciary duty, intellectual property, corporate governance, government contracts, violation of contacts, class action, etc.

However, some cases that brought Ben Chew to the limelight are:

  • Johnny Depp’s defamation case against his ex-wife Amber Heard, in which he made a successful opening statement with his colleague Camille Vasquez, and the fraud case against his ex-managers.

The Brown Rudnick Sport & Entertainment litigation team that represented Johnny Depp in the case against Amber Heard included Ben Chew, Camille Vasquez, Stephanie Calnan, Samuel Moniz, Andre Crawford, Yarelyn Mena, Rebecca MacDowell Lecaroz, and Jessica Meyers.

  • Cher’s case against her former financial advisor.
  • The case with L-3 Communications and other government contractors in various civil cases.

Ben Chew has also represented multiple governments in successful cases:

  • Dubai in securing the dismissal of a multimillion-dollar arbitration award by Bechtel.
  • Honduras in a U.S. litigation.
  • Nicaragua.
  • Ecuador.
  • Arbitration case against the Republic of Ghana and the I.C.C. (International Criminal Court).

Some of Chew’s notable cases include:

  • A criminal action submitted by EULEX in which Chew defended the holder of the telecommunication franchise in Kosovo. He secured the holder’s acquittal and enabled him to keep the franchise.
  • A petition in front of the European Court of Human Rights in which he represented a Georgian political and business leader, enabled him to get back his wrongfully revoked citizenship.
  • A defamation case Ben won for the former treasury Minister of the Czech Republic.

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Ben Chew is also dedicated to working pro bono. He has represented an African American honors graduate of the University of Virginia in a civil rights case. He won a $1.2 billion litigation case against the U.S. Department of Agriculture, representing a plaintiff group in the Black Farmers class action on the systematic discrimination in farm loans.

Ben also represented Dr. Edwin Moses and Beckie Scott, two Olympic gold medalists, in a case involving an investigation by the Word Anti-Doping Agency.

Benjamin Chew is a Fellow of the American College of Trial Lawyers (ACTL), a prominent, invitation-based association of senior trial lawyers in the United States.

He is the co-author of “Defending Trade Associations in Products Liability Cases: Voluntary Assumption of a Duty to Consumers.” Chew is also a member of the Lawyers’ Club of Washington.

Awards and honors

Apart from being a Fellow of the American College of Trial Lawyers, Chew has received several other awards and honors [2] , including:

  • Trailblazer in Sports & Entertainment by the National Law Journal, for 2022.
  • Top Trial Lawyer and Litigation Star by the Benchmark Litigation, for 2023.
  • Commercial Litigation [4]by The Best Lawyers in America, for 2017-2023.

Personal life

Ben Chew married Amy Blinkhorn Chew, on June 25, 2011. His wife works as a real estate agent at Evers & Company Inc. The couple has two boys.

Conclusion

Benjamin “Ben” Chew is an American litigator, lawyer, attorney, and author. He’s a partner at the Brown Rudnick law firm. Ben became popular as part of the law team representing Johnny Depp in the $50 million defamation case against his ex-wife Amber Heard.

Ben Chew’s net worth is estimated at $6 million.

References

  1. Veteran litigator Benjamin Chew joins Brown Rudnick (2018) Brown Rudnick. Available at: https://brownrudnick.com/press_release/veteran-litigator-benjamin-chew-joins-brown-rudnick/ (Accessed: November 10, 2022). 

  2. Benjamin G. Chew (2022) Brown Rudnick. Available at: https://brownrudnick.com/people/benjamin-g-chew/ (Accessed: November 10, 2022). 

  3. Dong, X. (2018) Brown Rudnick Bags Ben Chew to grow on both coasts, The Recorder. Available at: https://www.law.com/therecorder/2018/05/03/brown-rudnick-bags-ben-chew-to-grow-on-both-coasts/?slreturn=20221008084920#:~:text=Chew%2C%20whose%20clients%20include%20international,in%20Irvine%2C%20and%20Washington%2C%20D.C. (Accessed: November 10, 2022). 

  4. Benjamin G. "Ben" Chew - Washington, DC - lawyer: Best lawyers (no date) Lawyer. Available at: https://www.bestlawyers.com/lawyers/benjamin-g-ben-chew/175828 (Accessed: November 10, 2022).