Biography

Ben practices regularly in the areas of natural resource management, infrastructure development, hazardous waste management, environmental due diligence, and endangered species.

He maintains a general environmental practice that encompasses litigation, regulation, and project development, including substantial experience in complex environmental litigation. 

Representative matters include: 

  • Advising a state transportation agency on the adequacy of its NEPA analysis for a highway expansion project;
  • Drafting comments for major trade groups on the proposed endangered listing of a species;
  • Defending the subsidiary of a Fortune 500 company against CERCLA cost recovery and state law tort claims for historical contamination at an active silicone manufacturing facility—litigation has included a novel and successful statute of limitations argument barring “remedial” costs, the overcoming of multiple innocent landowner defenses to hold plaintiff liable in contribution, and a trial on equitable allocation;
  • Advising multiple Fortune 500 companies on navigating the full spectrum of issues arising during the Superfund remediation process. 

Ben also maintains an active pro bono practice, which has included successfully prosecuting a wrongful eviction claim, advising a major conservation non-profit on establishing conservation and marine protected areas in a British overseas territory, and drafting non-profit incorporation documents. He currently represents a state inmate in a post-conviction appeal. 

Prior to joining Beveridge & Diamond, Ben studied at Harvard Law School, where he served as a managing editor of the Harvard Environmental Law Review. Prior to law school, Ben worked as a lobster fishery biologist and research diver for the Florida Fish & Wildlife Research Institute. 

Education

  • Brown University  (B.Sc., with Honors, 2009)
    • Marine Biology
  • Harvard University  (J.D., cum laude, 2014)

Bar Admissions

  • California
  • District of Columbia

Professional Affiliations

  • American Bar Association
  • Transportation Research Board

Community Involvement

Ben maintains an active pro bono practice, which has included successfully prosecuting a wrongful eviction claim, advising a major conservation non-profit on establishing conservation and marine protected areas in a British overseas territory, and drafting non-profit incorporation documents. He currently represents a state inmate in a post-conviction appeal.