Ben Wilson is a leader on ethics, compliance, and diversity and inclusion.
Under his leadership, Beveridge & Diamond has been recognized as an “Environmental Practice Group of the Year” by Law360 for two years in a row, named “Environmental Firm of the Year” by U.S. News-Best Lawyers, ranked Tier 1 nationwide for Environmental Law and Environmental Litigation by U.S. News-Best Lawyers, included on the National Law Journal’s “Midsize Hot List,” and listed among national leaders in environmental practices by Chambers USA Guide to the Legal Profession.
Ben has been lead counsel in numerous complex environmental litigation and regulatory matters for major consumer product corporations, retailers, oil and gas companies, municipalities, and developers. He served as the Court-Appointed Monitor for the Duke Energy coal ash spill remediation project and serves as Deputy Monitor for Emissions & Environmental in the Volkswagen AG emissions proceedings. He previously served as lead counsel at the largest chromium site in the United States. Ben also offers deep experience with environmental justice representations and is a recognized leader on diversity and inclusion issues in the legal profession.
Ben represents a number of municipal government agencies on Clean Water Act enforcement, litigation, and project development matters, including the City of New Orleans, the Sewerage and Water Board of New Orleans, District of Columbia Water and Sewer Authority (DC Water), the Metropolitan Water District of Greater Chicago, and the San Antonio Water System.
Ben has represented financial bodies on a wide variety of environmental issues pertaining to the sale and ownership of real property, wetlands and Endangered Species Act litigation, and several complex commercial litigation matters.
Articles in the National Law Review database by Benjamin F. Wilson