Chief Operating Officer & Director of Research, The Lawfare Project
Benjamin is from Farmington Hills, Michigan. Zionism and support for Israel were instilled in him at a young age, but it was during his 2007 Birthright trip that his love for and strong interest in the Jewish State truly blossomed. The trip came just after he had completed his B.A. in economics from the University of Michigan and was heading to the Cardozo School of Law in New York. He had always wanted to become a lawyer, but did not yet have a particular practice area in mind. After two summers at a white-collar criminal defense firm, Benjamin was offered the unique opportunity to join the Lawfare Project, a newly-established legal think tank and litigation fund. It was “beshert” and a chance he could not pass up. No entity such as the Lawfare Project had existed before, and Benjamin would have the opportunity not only to shape a new organization from the ground up, but to use his legal skills and passion for the law to protect and secure the civil and human rights of the Jewish people and the pro-Israel community. He has been with the Lawfare Project since 2010, where he currently serves as COO and director of research.