Ben Campbell is a partner in the New York office of Latham & Watkins, where he is a member of the White Collar Defense and Investigations Practice and the Securities Litigation and Professional Liability Practice. Mr. Campbell focuses on white collar corporate defense and regulatory matters, internal investigations, litigation and advising clients on corporate compliance and due diligence issues.
Mr. Campbell has extensive trial and litigation experience and has tried numerous federal criminal cases involving securities fraud, accounting fraud, racketeering, obstruction of justice, and money laundering, among other things. He has also argued appeals in the US Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit.
Mr. Campbell spent more than 16 years with the US Department of Justice, where he served in many capacities. From 2007 to 2010, he was the interim United States Attorney for the Eastern District of New York, where his tenure was marked by an increase in the profile of the office, and he has been featured in a number of publications including The New York Times, “For Federal Prosecutor, Low-Key Style in High-Profile Job,” and The New York Law Journal, “Low-Key US Attorney Lands High-Profile Cases.” He also served as Acting Chief of Staff and Principal Deputy Assistant Attorney General of the Criminal Division in Washington, D.C.
Mr. Campbell is a frequent speaker and lecturer on securities law, trial and discovery practice, corporate governance, and criminal law matters. He also received the Department of Justice’s highest award, and served as an ex officio commissioner on the United States Sentencing Commission.