Ben focuses his practice on technology and data privacy. He advises clients in complex data transactions, software agreements, and intellectual property matters. Ben is well-versed in data use and data license agreements governing the exchange of confidential data, including California personal information protected by the CCPA, European personal information protected by the GDPR, protected health information under HIPAA, and other sensitive data types, and he works with clients to ensure their sensitive data is protected by robust cybersecurity requirements. Ben has negotiated complex data-sharing agreements with state and federal government agencies, as well as private nonprofits and corporations. In the software development realm, Ben has drafted and negotiated agreements for the development of complex multi-vendor software solutions, including SaaS agreements and cloud-based storage agreements, as well as negotiating trademark and copyright license agreements. Ben has also helped his startup clients in the social media and entertainment space close deals with major production companies and international advertising firms. Ben’s clients range from emerging growth companies to large regulated financial institutions.
Previously, Ben was a deputy city solicitor in the City of Philadelphia Law Department’s IP & Technology Division, where he negotiated software and other technology agreements and advised city departments regarding best practices for data management and data sharing, both inside the city and with external partners. Ben also served as a member of the Data Subcommittee on the 2017 Mayor's Taskforce to Combat the Opioid Epidemic.
Ben earned his bachelor's degree, cum laude, from George Washington University. Ben earned his law degree, cum laude, from Temple University Beasley School of Law, where he was a note and comment editor for the Political & Civil Rights Law Review.