Benjamin D. Margo

Associate

EDUCATION

  • J.D., New York University School of Law, 2014
  • magna cum laude
  • M.A., Georgetown University School of Foreign Service, 2007
  • with honors
  • A.B., Harvard College, 2005
  • cum laude

CLERKSHIPS

  • The Hon. Kermit V. Lipez, U.S. Court of Appeals for the First Circuit

FELLOWSHIPS, LEADERSHIPS & RECOGNITION

  • 2018 Capital Pro Bono Honor Roll, District of Columbia Courts
  • Articles Editor, Journal of International Law and Politics, New York University School of Law
  • Research Assistant, Professor Richard Epstein, New York University School of Law
  • Teaching Assistant, Professor Andrew Weissmann, New York University School of Law
  • Teaching Assistant, Professor Oscar Chase, New York University School of Law
  • Order of the Coif, New York University School of Law

BAR AND COURT ADMISSIONS

  • U.S. Court of Appeals for the First Circuit
  • U.S. District Court for the Southern District of New York and the District of Columbia
  • New York
  • District of Columbia

 

Benjamin (“Ben”) Margo is an Associate at Kaplan Hecker & Fink. Ben joined the firm from Kellogg, Hansen, Todd, Figel & Frederick, P.L.L.C. in Washington, D.C.

At Kellogg Hansen, Ben’s practice focused on complex litigation, including corporate disputes and mass actions involving antitrust, terrorism financing, and jurisdictional discovery involving foreign sovereigns. 

Ben has also maintained an active pro bono practice, serving as a guardian ad litem to two children and successfully representing them in a custody trial, arguing a criminal appeal, and drafting amicus briefs in Gloucester County School Board v. G.G. and other cases.

Prior to joining Kellogg Hansen, Ben clerked for the Honorable Kermit V. Lipez on the First Circuit Court of Appeals.  He began his legal career in the New York office of Debevoise & Plimpton LLP.

Ben received his law degree magna cum laude from New York University School of Law, where he graduated as a member of the Order of the Coif. At NYU, Ben served as Articles Editor for the Journal of International Law and Politics and worked as a teaching assistant to professors Andrew Weissmann and Oscar Chase, and as a research assistant to Professor Richard Epstein. He holds a masters degree with honors in U.S. National Security Policy from Georgetown University.