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Benjamin D. Hecht

Benjamin D. Hecht is an associate in the firm’s Metropolitan New York (Woodbridge) office.  He concentrates his practice in New York workers’ compensation cases.

Benjamin D. Hecht is an associate in the firm’s Metropolitan New York (Woodbridge) office.  He concentrates his practice in New York workers’ compensation cases.

Since 2011, Mr. Hecht has successfully represented clients in all types of workers’ compensation matters including claims intake, trial, appeals and settlement.  Working as in-house counsel for the self-insured NYC Transit Authority, Mr. Hecht coordinated fraud investigations, developed protocols for handling pre-trial litigation, counseled claims managers and adjusters, and oversaw medical utilization review processes.  Mr. Hecht has represented injured workers, employers, and carriers in arbitration and labor disputes before the NY Workers’ Compensation Board, and on appeal before the NY Appellate Division.

Mr. Hecht received his B.A. from Hamilton College in 2006 and his J.D. from Brooklyn Law School in 2010.  He was named Brooklyn Law School’s Student Advocate of the Year for his successful pro bono counsel of unemployment insurance claimants before the NY Department of Labor.  He enrolled in computer science courses at MIT in 2017 and has developed artificial intelligence-based software specifically designed for workers’ compensation claims.

Mr. Hecht is a rare combination of litigator and innovator.  His passion, integrity, and care show in his skillful representation of his clients and his ability to consistently deliver without complacency in custom.

Hamilton College (B.A., 2006)

Brooklyn Law School (J.D., 2010)

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