Steve Benz brings decades of experience to his practice, counseling clients on issues related to pharmaceutical pricing, product liability litigation, government investigations, and compliance.
Prior to joining the firm, Mr. Benz was the head of litigation at Eli Lilly and Company, leading nearly all the company's global litigation matters. In this role, he also handled government investigations in the US and abroad, including matters in China; counseled senior management and board members on company litigation risk, strategy and financial impact; worked with the company's corporate and securities counsel and finance personnel on SEC disclosures and company accruals for litigation; led anti-corruption legal strategies, including transactional due diligence; and advised on federal and state government affairs issues.
As Assistant General Counsel for Eli Lilly from 2000 to 2014, Mr. Benz directed a team that was responsible for providing internal legal advice on pricing, reimbursement, and access issues for products worldwide. He advised senior management on pharmaceutical pricing and contracting with the government, commercial insurers, pharmacy benefit managers, hospitals, distributors, and pharmacies and led a team responsible for US Federal Healthcare Program Compliance. He also worked with Congressional staff and Federal agencies on healthcare reform matters.
He began his career in private practice, focusing on complex commercial litigation, antitrust, and financial transactions.
- JD, University of Virginia School of Law
- BA, University of Kentucky, with distinction
- *Admitted only in Indiana and the District of Columbia; not admitted to the practice of law in Illinois
- Former Captain, United States Air Force
- Former Chair, Pharmaceutical Research and Manufacturers of America's (PhRMA) Law Section Executive Committee