Ben Battles is Chief of the General Counsel and Administrative Law Division at the Vermont Attorney General’s Office, where he supervises more than 30 attorneys and staff who provide a diverse array of legal services to the State of Vermont, its agencies, and employees. He previously served for five years as Vermont Solicitor General, where he supervised and conducted the State’s appellate litigation in the Vermont Supreme Court, the federal courts of appeal, and the U.S. Supreme Court.
In addition to his government service, Ben has practiced at the law firms of Pollock Cohen, Boies Schiller & Flexner, and Cahill Gordon & Reindel. Ben is a graduate of the University of Vermont and Brooklyn Law School, where he was an Executive Articles Editor of the Brooklyn Law Review. Following law school, Ben served as a law clerk to the Honorable Dora Irizarry, U.S. District Judge for the Eastern District of New York, and the Honorable Morton Greenberg, U.S. Circuit Judge for the Third Circuit Court of Appeals.