Ben Boyd's practice is focused on civil litigation, with significant experience in commercial, product liability and corporate disputes.

Ben has extensive experience representing corporate clients in a wide variety of disputes in the Commonwealth of Virginia, the District of Columbia, Maryland and Florida. He has represented global manufacturers of consumer products, pharmaceuticals, food products and motor vehicles in state and federal courts throughout the Nation. One of his product liability cases, Geier v. Honda, was finally decided by the United States Supreme Court and is an oft-cited authority for the scope of federal pre-emption. Ben also provides strategic legal advice on a variety of issues to CEOs and GCs at Fortune 500 companies.

Ben took the Florida Bar in 2007, after 20 years of practice, in order to lead a team of DLA Piper lawyers based in Tampa and Washington, DC that represented a large tobacco company in its defense of approximately 9,000 individual lawsuits filed in Florida. Ben has also been involved in Florida matters related to copyright infringement, accounting malpractice and he represented the family of the former President of Venezuela, Carlos Andres Perez, in a dispute over whether the President Perez's remains would be returned to Venezuela after he died in Miami.

Ben was DLA Piper's National Hiring Partner from 2005 to 2016, and he and Diane Ross, the Firm's National Recruiting Director, led a team that recruited and evaluated lateral partners and new associates for all of DLA Piper's US offices. Ben and Diane were focused on DLA Piper's efforts to hire a highly diverse group of lawyers to meet our clients' needs and expectations. Ben was also the Co-Managing partner of the DC Office from 2014 to 2016.

Ben has been involved in numerous pro bono cases over his almost three decades of practice, including representing a prisoner on death row and fair housing, drug testing of government employees, Social Security disability, sexual discrimination and harassment and debtor's prisons cases. Ben is currently on the Board of the DC Affordable Law Firm, which is dedicated to providing legal access to those with modest incomes who do not qualify for free legal aid and cannot afford the rates lawyers normally charge.