Ben Ellison brings value to clients in civil litigation through his thorough, creative, and effective strategy and advocacy.
Ben's practice spans a wide variety of practice areas, including civil and criminal antitrust, employment matters, government and internal investigations, election law, securities fraud, and Employee Retirement Income Security Act (ERISA) litigation. He has worked with clients in the banking, medical device, manufacturing, mining, agriculture, and energy sectors, as well as political parties and campaigns.
Ben has handled litigation in a variety trial and appellate courts across the country. He also frequently advises clients on litigation strategy in Minnesota state courts. In 2020 alone, he was involved in four different cases before the Minnesota Supreme Court.
Ben previously served a temporary stint as a Special Assistant City Attorney for the City of Minneapolis, prosecuting misdemeanor and gross misdemeanor crimes. During that time, Ben tried multiple jury and bench trials.
- University of Notre Dame (J.D. magna cum laude 2010; Production Editor, Notre Dame Law Review; B.A. summa cum laude 2005; Phi Beta Kappa)
- Minnesota, Illinois, U.S. Courts of Appeals for the Sixth and Ninth Circuits, and U.S. District Courts for the District of Minnesota and Northern District of Illinois
- Recognized as a North Star Lawyer by the Minnesota State Bar Association (2015-2017)
- Law Clerk to Judge Alice M. Batchelder, U.S. Court of Appeals, Sixth Circuit (2011)