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Benjamin E. Shiftan

Location: San Francisco, California
Phone: 415-400-7713
Fax: 415-433-9008
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Benjamin E. Shiftan is a partner and litigator in the firm's San Francisco office. Since joining the firm in 2014, Mr. Shiftan has focused on complex class actions, including antitrust, sports, product defect, wage and hour, and consumer protection cases. Mr. Shiftan is currently litigating a variety of cases, including antitrust litigation on behalf of college football and basketball players against the NCAA and various athletic conferences, a wage and hour case on behalf of minor league baseball players against Major League Baseball, and an antitrust case on behalf of consumers against Carolinas HealthCare System for anticompetitive practices in the healthcare industry. Super Lawyers magazine named Mr. Shiftan a Northern California “Rising Star” in 2015, 2016, and 2017.

Prior to joining the firm, Mr. Shiftan litigated complex bad faith insurance cases for a national law firm. Before that, Mr. Shiftan served as a law clerk to the Honorable Peter G. Sheridan, United States District Court for the District of New Jersey, and worked for a mid-sized firm in San Diego.

Mr. Shiftan graduated from the University of San Diego School of Law in 2009. While in law school, he served as Lead Articles Editor of the San Diego International Law Journal and competed as a National Team Member on the Moot Court Board. Mr. Shiftan won the school's Paul A. McLennon, Sr. Honors Moot Court Competition. At graduation, he was one of ten students inducted into the Order of the Barristers. Mr. Shiftan graduated from the University of Virginia in 2006.

Current Cases:

  • In re National Collegiate Athletic Association Athletic Grant-In-Aid Cap Antitrust Litigation (N.D. Cal.)
  • In re Lithium Ion Batteries Antitrust Litigation (N.D. Cal.)
  • Senne, et al. v. Office of the Commissioner of Baseball, et al. (N.D. Cal.)
  • Dicesare, et al. v. The Charlotte Mecklenburg Hospital Authority, d/b/a Carolinas HealthCare System (N.C. Super. Ct.)
  • In re Keurig Green Mountain Single-Serve Coffee Antitrust Litigation (S.D.N.Y.)


  • University of San Diego School of Law, San Diego, CA – J.D. – 2009
  • University of Virginia, Charlottesville, VA – B.A. – 2006

Bar Admissions:

  • California
  • U.S. District Court, Southern District of California
  • U.S. District Court, Central District of California
  • U.S. District Court, Northern District of California
  • U.S. District Court, Eastern District of California
  • Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals

Professional Associations and Memberships:

  • San Francisco County Bar Association
  • American Bar Association
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