Ben has always been adept at bridging gaps. When he served in Congress, he was one of the few people who could bring the leadership and more conservative factions together. Now, he’s the rare former member who rolls up his sleeves and really works for clients. With more than 15 years in business, law and government, Ben counsels clients on domestic policy that impacts U.S. and multinational companies. In his broad experience, he has:
- Advised clients on matters related to financial services, intellectual property, tax policy, national defense and energy.
- Built and maintained strong relationships in both houses of Congress, including with leadership.
- Gained a unique perspective on the intersection of business and government through serving in Congress, founding an investment firm and working for leading law firms.
Ben served as a member of the 112th Congress, representing the 3rd District of Arizona. During his time in the U.S. House of Representatives, Ben focused on regulatory reform that would ease the burden of the federal bureaucracy. Such reforms included changes to Dodd-Frank, Sarbanes-Oxley and tort reform. Ben developed a reputation for hard work, critical analysis, unique perspective and coalition building.
Ben served as a member of the Committee on the Judiciary and as vice chair of the Subcommittee on Intellectual Property. He also served on the Committee on Homeland Security and the Committee on Science, Space and Technology.
Prior to serving in Congress, Ben founded Tynwald Capital, an investment firm that focused on acquiring small businesses in the Southwest. Additionally, Ben worked as an associate lawyer at Snell & Wilmer and Schulte Roth & Zabel. His practice focused on mergers and acquisitions, corporate governance and real estate transactions. He divides his time between Washington, D.C., and Phoenix, where he lives with his wife and their two young daughters.
Ben earned his undergraduate degree from Duke University and his J.D. from the Vanderbilt University School of Law.