Attorney Ben Runge successfully advocates for clients in complex employment and commercial disputes.

Ben defends employers against wage and hour, wrongful termination, discrimination, and retaliation claims, and those arising under the California Private Attorneys General Act. He also litigates a wide range of commercial and business disputes, including claims of breach of contract, product liability, and fraud. Ben is highly experienced at litigating matters before state and federal trial and appellate courts, arbitration tribunals, and administrative agencies.

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Before joining Epstein Becker Green, Ben was an attorney at a regional business and commercial law firm, where he handled employment disputes, business litigation, and products liability matters.

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  • Was part of a team that successfully argued before the California Supreme Court for a national restaurant chain involving issues of franchisor/franchisee liability over allegations of sexual harassment.
  • Defeated a lawsuit against an auto dealership that alleged fraud, negligent misrepresentation, and other claims, and successfully defeated a subsequent appeal while prevailing on a cross-appeal.
  • Successfully defended financial services and auto dealership clients in a high-value case alleging breach of contract, fraud, and breach of fiduciary duty, among other claims, resulting in a published appellate court opinion.



  • Chapman University School of Law (J.D., 2013)
    • Academic Fellow
  • University of Southern California (B.A., cum laude, 2010)

Bar Admissions

Court Admissions

Professional & Community Involvement

  • Los Angeles Bar Association
  • Orange County Bar Association


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