Benjamin ManchakSenior Associate

Benjamin Manchak

Overview

I'm a Senior Associate in our Guernsey Litigation practice, I’m a dual-qualified US-UK lawyer with broad litigation experience.

I’ve worked in the Office of the Prosecutor, Appeals Unit, at the International Criminal Tribunal for former Yugoslavia, where I focused on international criminal law.

I also spent three years at leading law firm Pullman & Comley in Connecticut, where I split my time between white-collar crime work and civil/commercial disputes.

After moving to London in 2014, I worked for a UK solicitor, Charles Fussell & Co, specialising in High Court commercial litigation.

In addition to involvement in a wide range of complex contentious matters at trial level in US federal and state court, English High Court and the Guernsey Royal Court, I have notable experience in appellate practice. I’ve argued before state appellate and supreme courts.

Professional qualifications

  • Studied politics and philosophy at Fairfield University in Connecticut (summa cum laude, Phi Beta Kappa)
  • Studied Law at Boston College Law School in Massachusetts – Executive Editor of the Boston College Third World Law Journal (now the Boston College Journal of Law and Social Justice)
  • Visiting Scholar at Loyola University Chicago, pursuing scholarship on trade sanctions
  • Solicitor, England and Wales, 2016 (currently non-practicing)
  • Admitted to practice in Connecticut, Massachusetts, US District Court, District of Connecticut, and the Second Circuit Court of Appeals
  • Qualified as an Attorney in the United States, 2011

Memberships

  • The American Bar Association
  • The International Bar Association
  • The Guernsey International Lawyers Association (GILA)