American Bar Association:
Ben is an active member of the American Bar Association and its premier section for government law, the Section of State and Local Government Law. He served as Chair of the Section from 2007 to 2008, the Section’s Delegate to the ABA House of Delegates from 2009 to 2016, and a member of the Section's Executive Committee and Council for over 17 years. He was elected to a three-year term on the ABA Board of Governors in August 2016, serves on the Board’s Finance and Internal Operations Committee and is liaison to the Judicial Division’s Conference of Administrative Law Judiciary, the Standing Committee on Election Law and the Standing Committee on Lawyer Referral and Information Services. From 2010 to 2013 he served as Chair of the ABA Standing Committee on Election Law, an active participant in its work since 1999. In 2014 he was appointed by the Section of International Law to serve as Co-Chair of the Task Force on International Election Law and serves as SIL's liaison to IMLA's International Committee, the World Jurist Association and the International Committee of the Section of State and Local Government Law. He is also a member of the ABA Section of Litigation’s Governmental Liability Committee and Insurance Coverage Committee, and the Water Resources Committee of the ABA Section of Environment, Energy and Resources Law (SEER). His publications include the first, second and third editions of America Votes! Challenges to Modern Election Law and Voting Rights (ABA 2008, 2012, 2016) and scores of chapters, articles, manuals and monographs on domestic and international election law, local government transparency, cybersecurity, and anti-corruption.