Benjamin Diehl practices in both the Financial Services/Class Action and Government Relations Practice Groups. He advises financial services companies and other clients with regard to compliance and regulatory matters and defends class actions and proceedings commenced by government agencies.
Prior to joining Stroock, Mr. Diehl was with the California Attorney General’s Office for many years, most recently serving as Supervising Deputy Attorney General in the Consumer Law Section, where he oversaw civil prosecutions brought by the Attorney General’s Mortgage Fraud Strike Force and participated in other investigatory matters across multiple issues and industries. Among other things, Mr. Diehl played an active role in the negotiation of the multi-state National Mortgage Settlement, negotiation of the settlement between Trilegiant Corporation and multiple State Attorneys General, negotiation of the multi-state settlement between Ameriquest and multiple State Attorneys General, and the drafting of revisions to the California Foreclosure Process (dubbed the “Homeowner Bill of Rights” by the California Attorney General’s office).
Mr. Diehl received a 2013 California Lawyer of the Year Award for his work on the National Mortgage Settlement, and also was awarded the 2007 Attorney General’s Award for Excellence and the 2008 and 2011 Attorney General’s Award for Excellence as a Team. He has taught at the UCLA School of Law and spoken at many conferences, including PLI’s Annual Consumer Financial Services Institute on multiple occasions.
Prior to joining the Attorney General’s Office in 2002, Mr. Diehl was a staff attorney and Skadden Foundation Fellow at Bet Tzedek Legal Services, where he specialized in real property and predatory lending matters, as well as related areas of consumer law.
Honors and Awards
Named by California Lawyer as one of the “2013 Attorneys of the Year” for his work in consumer law
Attorney General’s Award for Excellence, 2007
Attorney General’s Award for Excellence as a Team, 2008 and 2011
Speeches and Events
Speaker, “CFPB Finalizes June 2013 Amendments and Clarifications to Mortgage Rules CFPB Mortgage Rules,” Practicing Law Institute, Webinar, November 13, 2013 Admitted to Practice
California; U.S. District Court, Central District of California; U.S. District Court, Southern District of California; U.S. District Court, Eastern District of California; U.S. Court of Appeals, Ninth Circuit
Financial Services/Class Action Government Relations
J.D., cumlaude, University of Pennsylvania School of Law, 1997 B.A., cumlaude, Pomona College, 1994