Benjamin L. Ginsberg

Partner, Patton Boggs LLP

Benjamin L. Ginsberg represents numerous political parties, political campaigns, candidates, members of Congress and state legislatures, Governors, corporations, trade associations, vendors, donors and individuals participating in the political process.

In both the 2004 and 2000 election cycles, Mr. Ginsberg served as national counsel to the Bush-Cheney presidential campaign; he played a central role in the 2000 Florida recount. He also represents the campaigns and leadership PACs of numerous members of the Senate and House, as well as the Republican National Committee, National Republican Senatorial Committee and National Republican Congressional Committee. He serves as counsel to the Republican Governors Association and has wide experience on the state legislative level from directing Republican redistricting efforts nationwide following the 1990 Census and being actively engaged in the 2001—2002 round of redistricting.

In addition to advising on election law issues, particularly those involving federal and state campaign finance laws, ethics rules, redistricting, communications law, and election recounts and contests, Mr. Ginsberg represents clients before Congress and state legislatures.

Before entering law school, he spent five years as a newspaper reporter on The Boston Globe, Philadelphia Evening Bulletin, The Berkshire (Mass.) Eagle, and The Riverside (Calif.) Press-Enterprise. He has been adjunct professor of law at the Georgetown University Law Center lecturing on law and the political process.


Education

Georgetown University Law Center, J.D., 1982

University of Pennsylvania, A.B., 1974

Publications

SCOTUScast 6-26-08 featuring Ben Ginsberg
Davis v. Federal Election Commission
June 26, 2008
Campaign Finance: What Role for the Parties?
Free Speech & Election Law Practice Group Newsletter - Volume 1, Issue 1, Fall 1996
December 1, 1996