Ben Battles, former solicitor general for the state of Vermont, has joined the law firm Pollock Cohen as senior counsel. An experienced litigator, Battles will focus on appeals and public impact litigation, dividing his time between New York City and the firm's new Burlington, VT, office.
Battles has argued more than 30 state and federal appeals and represented individuals, companies and government parties in courts throughout the country, including the US Supreme Court, the US Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit, the New York Court of Appeals and the Vermont Supreme Court.
“Ben is a strong addition to the firm and our rapidly growing appellate practice," said Adam Pollock, a founding partner of the firm. "Across the country, our public interest and private clients will benefit from his deep litigation expertise."
While serving as solicitor general, Battles supervised all appellate litigation for the Vermont Attorney General’s Office. He successfully defended numerous state statutes against constitutional challenges and led the office’s multistate litigation efforts, challenging and defending regulatory actions by the federal government and other states.
Previously, Battles was in private practice at Boies Schiller Flexner LLP and Cahill Gordon & Reindel LLP, where he represented plaintiffs and defendants across the United States in securities and antitrust matters, and a wide range of other commercial litigation.
He is a graduate of the University of Vermont and holds a law degree from Brooklyn Law School.