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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 in the firm’s San Francisco office. Since joining the firm in 2014, Mr. Shiftan has focused on complex class action litigation, including antitrust, insurance, wage and hour, product defect, and consumer protection cases. In 2019, Mr. Shiftan received an award from the American Antitrust Institute for “Outstanding Antitrust Litigation Achievement in Private Law Practice” in connection with his and PSW’s work on the groundbreaking In re: NCAA Athletic Grant-in-Aid Cap Antitrust Litigation (N.D. Cal. Case No. 14-md-2541-CW). The damages portion of the case settled for $208 million dollars, while the injunctive relief phase of the case ended with a 9-0 victory in front of the Supreme Court of the United States.

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 Pork Antitrust Litigation (D. Minn.)
  • Senne, et al. v. Office of the Commissioner of Baseball, et al. (N.D. Cal.)
  • North American Soccer League, LLC v. United States Soccer Federation, Inc., and Major League Soccer, L.L.C. (E.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
  • Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals
  • U.S. District Court, Central District of California
  • U.S. District Court, Eastern District of California
  • U.S. District Court, Northern District of California
  • U.S. District Court, Southern District of California

Professional Associations and Memberships:

  • San Francisco County Bar Association
  • American Bar Association
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