Benton Keatley assists clients in all phases of litigation, from internal investigations through post-trial and appellate proceedings. He has experience litigating a wide range of matters in federal and state courts, before federal agencies, and in private arbitration.
Benton's practice is focused in business torts, with experience representing clients on claims of breach of contract, breach of fiduciary duty, misappropriation of trade secrets, copyright infringement, unfair competition, unjust enrichment, false advertising, libel, and claims under the Lanham Act, Computer Fraud and Abuse Act, and Digital Millennium Copyright Act. Benton has examined witnesses in court, drafted successful dispositive, discovery and other motions and briefs in several federal cases, and argued direct and collateral appeals.
Before joining Polsinelli, Benton served as a law clerk to the Honorable Duane Benton of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Eighth Circuit, then practiced in Washington DC for five years with a national law firm.