Ben Kern is an attorney and advocate with a distinguished track record of representing corporate and non-profit clients before state government.
His advocacy work has secured millions of dollars in budget funding on behalf of clients in New York and New Jersey as well as the enactment of numerous legislative initiatives. He has organized legislative coalitions, drafted regulatory changes on behalf of a state agency, and worked on legislative matters and labor law litigation for multiple global law firms. As a result of these efforts, he has been named a Super Lawyers top-rated attorney in Government Relations, a Super Lawyers Rising Star in Government Relations, and a 40 Under 40 Rising Star by City and State.
Prior to beginning his government relations career, he worked in the Executive Chamber under Governor Andrew M. Cuomo, at the New York Democratic Senate Campaign Committee and in the Capitol Hill office of Congressman Maurice Hinchey. He also conducted research and translation work for the Justice Department’s Office of Special Investigations in support of their mission to ensure that perpetrators of Nazi atrocities are brought to justice.