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Benjamin W. Chertok


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Benjamin W. Chertok is an Associate in the firm's Litigation Group. He represents and advises clients in all phases of the litigation process, including each stage of pretrial and trial work in both state and federal courts.

Ben is experienced in defending major companies against employment discrimination claims and he regularly defends various financial services and capital management companies against warranty and indemnity claims. He also represents and advises charter schools in a variety of legal matters and represents clients in False Claims Act matters.

Prior to joining Goldberg Kohn in September 2022, Ben was an associate at Dykema, where he was involved in various areas of litigation, including real estate disputes, statutory claims, contract litigation, automotive, insurance defense, tort claims, and defense of abuse and misconduct allegations.


  • Defending Fortune 100 company against employment discrimination claims.
  • Defending against warranty and indemnity claims on behalf of various financial services and capital management companies respectively.
  • Representing qui tam relators alleging multibillion-dollar False Claims Act violations.



  • Northwestern University Pritzker School of Law, J.D., 2020

    – cum laude

  • Suffolk University, B.S., 2015

    – Government & Psychology, summa cum laude


  • Illinois
  • U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Illinois
  • U.S. District Court for the District of Colorado
  • U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit