As an attorney, Ben also worked on a number of pro bono cases, representing clients in cases relating to housing conditions, a project-based Section 8 landlord’s suppression of tenant organizing, and the Trump Administration’s efforts to weaken the Affordable Care Act. In 2020, Ben co-authored an amicus brief with former U.S. Attorney General Loretta Lynch and others advancing arguments on behalf of a group of leading U.S. corporations in support of three states seeking to compel recognition of the Equal Rights Amendment’s ratification.
Prior to law school, Ben was a fifth-grade public school teacher in Houston, Texas, where he taught social studies and English language arts.
Ben grew up in Gainesville, Florida and is a graduate of Duke University and Yale Law School. In 2020, he was elected to serve on one of Washington D.C.’s local advisory neighborhood commissions, where he advocates for more affordable housing, safer streets for pedestrians and cyclists, investments in public education, and better public transportation options.