Ben Rossen is special counsel in the Washington, D.C. office of Baker Botts. Ben is an experienced litigator who represents clients across a variety of sectors on cutting-edge privacy, cybersecurity and artificial intelligence matters. A former senior attorney at the FTC, Ben has extensive experience representing clients before the Commission in high profile privacy and data security investigations and other consumer protection matters. He regularly advises clients on compliance with federal, state, and international privacy laws and regulations, including the GDPR, CCPA, and other state comprehensive privacy laws.
Ben is a thought leader on artificial intelligence governance and risk management, and speaks regularly on issues related to AI legislation, regulation, and data protection. He has broad experience advising AI developers and organizations deploying AI tools on matters involving data strategy, governance, and compliance.
Before joining Baker Botts, Ben was a senior attorney in the FTC's Division of Privacy and Identity Protection and Counsel to the Director of the Bureau of Consumer Protection. In 2019, Ben served on the Energy and Commerce Committee of the U.S. House of Representatives, where he drafted proposed comprehensive privacy legislation resulting in a bipartisan discussion draft that served as a precursor to the American Data Privacy and Protection Act of 2022.
Ben also maintains an active pro bono practice, including recently representing a client in a six-day trial in D.C. Superior Court contesting a wrongful conviction under the Innocence Protection Act.
Earlier in his career, Ben co-founded a technology start-up and practiced litigation at leading New York law firms, where he represented technology firms, pharmaceutical companies, and financial institutions in all aspects of complex commercial litigation. He also served as a law clerk in the Eastern District of New York.