Benjamin Cutchshaw is an experienced trial lawyer specializing in complex commercial litigation. He combines pragmatism, creativity, and uncompromising fortitude to deliver strategic litigation advice and counsel to his clients. Persuasive in the courtroom and effective at the negotiating table, he consistently delivers results.
Mr. Cutchshaw began his career with Paul Hastings, LLP and has served as both inside and outside counsel for startups in the technology, retail, and lifestyle sectors where he managed litigation strategy, intellectual property, and employment matters.
Early in his career, Mr. Cutchshaw completed the Trial Attorney Partnership program with the Orange County District Attorney’s Office, where he served as a deputy district attorney. Prior to law school, Mr. Cutchshaw was a technology specialist for a global telecommunications company and a consultant for technology startups.
- Obtained unanimous jury verdict in federal fraud case against international beverage manufacturer
- Successfully defended debtor in $900 million turnover action
- Significant arbitration win for operator of restaurant/bar chain facing wage and hour claims and labor violations
- Successfully obtained favorable settlement for luxury retailers in lease dispute
- Lead trial counsel prevailing on all counts (claims and cross-claims) in real‑estate dispute
- Key member of trial team and primary author of briefs in successful defense of foreign judgment debtor in trade-secret misappropriation dispute
- Defended simultaneous claims in more than 20 state and federal districts as part of asset-protection strategy for global client pending appeal of adverse judgment
- Represented multiple clients with high-value sales forces in actions involving trade-secret protection and employee mobility claims
- Successfully represented Am Law 100 firm in defense of legal malpractice and professional negligence claims
- Successfully represented contractor in international arbitration related to construction defects at US-funded military facilities in Iraq
- Defeated class certification in multi-million dollar action against debt-settlement service provider