Ben Reilly

Benjamin S. Reilly

Benjamin S. Reilly
Washington, DC
+1 771 200 2050

Ben Reilly is counsel in Goodwin's Complex Litigation & Dispute Resolution and Financial Industry Litigation practices and focuses his practice on a wide array of complex commercial litigation, primarily in the areas of ERISA and securities litigation. He joined the firm in 2015. Ben is admitted to practice in Massachusetts and Vermont only; his practice is supervised by DC-admitted lawyers at Goodwin.


Representative Experience Includes:

  • Representing several financial services companies in nationwide ERISA class actions alleging that investment options in employee retirement plans had excessive fees and/or poor performance. These include several actions challenging mutual fund companies' use of their own products as investment options in their own retirement plans;
  • Representation of an investment management firm in ERISA class action in the US District Court for the Western District of Missouri, involving multi-week trial in 2018 regarding alleged breaches of fiduciary duty. Trial decision granted judgment for Goodwin’s clients on all counts and claims.
In addition, Benjamin recently completed a five-month rotation with the Middlesex County (Massachusetts) District Attorney’s Office, during which he was sworn in as a Special Assistant District Attorney and independently handled several jury and bench trials and argued evidentiary hearings and non-evidentiary motions before the Court.

Professional Activities

Benjamin is a member of the Boston Bar Association.




Boston College Law School

(cum laude)


Bates College



  • Massachusetts
  • Vermont

Recognition & Awards

While in law school, Benjamin interned for the Honorable Beth Robinson of the Vermont Supreme Court.

While attending law school, Benjamin served as executive notes editor for the Boston College Environmental Affairs Law Review.


Author, ”Free Riders on the Firestorm: How Shifting the Costs of Wildfire Management to Residents of the Wildland-Urban Interface Will Benefit Our Public Forests,” Boston College Environmental Affairs Law Review, 2015