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Ben Cavataro is a member of the firm’s litigation and product safety practice groups. He advises clients on complex civil litigation and government investigations involving a wide array of issues. Mr. Cavataro frequently advises clients on compliance with the Consumer Product Safety Act and other federal safety laws and regulations.

  • Advised and represented consumer products manufacturers in connection with CPSC and NHTSA recalls and post-recall investigations.
  • Advised global manufacturer on providing services to businesses in the state-legal, licensed cannabis industry.
  • Represented major railroad company in administrative proceedings before Surface Transportation Board.

Pro Bono

  • Undertook six-month pro bono rotation with Bread for the City, providing representation and advice to low-income Washington, DC residents in landlord-tenant disputes and related matters.
  • Represented a group of plaintiffs in conjunction with the ACLU in litigation challenging executive orders imposing a ban on entry by individuals from predominantly Muslim countries.

Memberships and Affiliations

  • American Constitution Society for Law & Policy
  • Anti-Defamation League, Glass Leadership Institute (2017-2018 Class)

Previous Experience

  • The Honorable John M. Walker, Jr., U.S. Senior Circuit Judge, United States Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit, Law Clerk (2015-2016)
  • The Honorable Beth Robinson, Associate Justice, Vermont Supreme Court, Law Clerk (2014-2015)
  • Office of the Solicitor General, U.S. Department of Justice, Summer Law Clerk (2013)