AFRCT is pleased to welcome Benjamin G. Diehl to its Litigation Practice Group. Ben was formerly special counsel at Stroock & Stroock & Lavan, where he defended financial services companies in regulatory proceedings, as well as in class and individual actions. Ben also guided his clients through regulatory examinations and advised on compliance matters. Prior to his time at Stroock, Ben served in the California Attorney General’s Office from 2002-2013, where he participated in investigatory matters across multiple issues and industries and was the Supervising Deputy Attorney General for the office’s mortgage fraud strike force. Ben played an active role in the negotiation of the multi-state National Mortgage Settlement, for which he received a 2013 California Lawyer of the Year award, and the drafting of legislation revising the California Foreclosure Process (the “Homeowner’s Bill of Rights”). Ben has extensive experience in litigation, particularly with respect to California and federal laws addressing unfair and deceptive practices and financial services, including the Truth in Lending Act, state and federal debt collection laws, and RESPA. Ben graduated with honors from Pomona College (1994), majoring in Philosophy, Politics and Economics, and earned his Juris Doctorate, cum laude, from the University of Pennsylvania School of Law (1997). AFRCT is excited to see Ben’s litigation and regulatory/compliance experience assist its clients in obtaining effective and efficient resolutions to their disputes and regulatory concerns.