Benjamin J. WisherAssociate
Benjamin J. Wisher is an Associate in the Firm’s Commercial Litigation and Health Services Practice Groups. As such, he represents clients involved in high-stakes commercial disputes as well as clients in the health care space. On behalf of his clients, Ben appears before state and federal trial courts, appellate courts, and administrative agencies and participates in alternative dispute resolution.
Prior to joining the firm, Ben was a Summer Associate, Law Clerk, and Associate at Barclay Damon LLP. There, Ben worked in the Commercial Litigation and Health Care Controversies Practice Groups, litigating a number of disputes for commercial and health care clients.
Ben attended Albany Law School on a full scholarship and graduated summa cum laude. He was a member of the Albany Law Review, a teaching assistant for multiple courses, and a research assistant to Professor Patrick M. Connors, the author of New York Practice, which is the leading treatise regarding New York civil procedure. Ben also received a number of awards for his academic excellence, including the Dean Sponsler Fellowship, the Trustees’ Award, the Eugene M. Karp Prize, the Jacob L. Rubenstein Prize, the John B. Lurie Prize, and the Matthew Bender Prize.
Ben is also the author of “Contracting Around CPLR 202: ‘Accrual’ Borrowing Statute in New York Practice & Why its Current Application is Unworkable,” an article published in the Albany Law Review that explores the application of New York’s statutes of limitation regarding claims made by out-of-state parties and advocates for a change in their interpretation.
Prior to law school, Ben attended SUNY Albany and graduated magna cum laude with a major in criminal justice and a minor in sociology.
In his spare time, Ben enjoys the outdoors, fishing, spending time with his family, and cheering on his favorite sports teams: Liverpool F.C. and the Dallas Cowboys.
The Health Services Practice Group has been recognized in the Chambers USA directory in the Healthcare category.
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Albany Law School, Juris Doctor, summa cum laude
University at Albany, B.A., magna cum laude
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