Pashman Stein Walder Hayden P.C. Named New Jersey Law Journal’s Law Firm of the Year 2023*

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Christian Benante is an associate in the firm’s Litigation practice group.  His diverse litigation practice includes representing individuals and businesses in contract and landlord-tenant disputes, as well as in matters involving bankruptcy, government investigations, environmental law, and employment discrimination.

Christian has experience in all phases of litigation from discovery and pleadings through motions and trials. He has directly managed productions of large volumes of electronic discovery and regularly engages in motion practice.  Christian also has significant experience analyzing complex legal issues, and he is especially interested in matters involving statutory interpretation. 

Regarding his recent engagements, Christian is defending a digital video-streaming service provider in a putative class action alleging violations of the federal Video Privacy Protection Act.  The lawsuit was venued in the District Court for the Eastern District of New York, which dismissed the complaint with prejudice.  Christian is presently assisting in the defense of the provider before the Second Circuit Court of Appeals.

Christian also assisted in the defense of an individual in the District Court for the District of New Jersey in a suit for breach of contract and violations of the New Jersey Consumer Fraud Act.  He helped obtain a dismissal of the complaint for lack of personal jurisdiction. 

Prior to joining Pashman Stein Walder Hayden P.C., Christian worked in New York City as a litigation associate for a national law firm. Christian earned his J.D. from Columbia Law School and B.A. from Lafayette College.

Christian is proud of the results he has achieved for clients, some of which are noted here.  Of course, each legal matter is unique on many levels, and past successes are not a guarantee of results in any other pending or future matters.

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  • B.A., Lafayette College, magna cum laude, 2010
  • J.D., Columbia Law School, 2017
    • Harlan Fiske Stone Scholar, 2016
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