Partnership for Working Families
Ben brings over a decade’s worth of experience as a leading advocate for community organizations and community-based campaigns for economic justice. Ben works with organizations and local governments in cities across the country on a variety of matters, including their efforts to transform local economies. This work includes advising and representing campaigns for community benefits and affordable housing for high road approaches to critical local sectors like construction, waste and recycling, energy efficiency, and goods movement. His writing has been published in the Journal of Law and Policy, Clearinghouse Review and the Journal of Affordable Housing and Community Development Law, and he has served on the faculty at UCLA School of Law. He earned his J.D. in 2002 from New York University School of Law, where he was a Root-Tilden-Kern Public Interest Scholar and served as a law clerk for U.S. District Court Judge Berle M. Schiller.