Ben Seel is Legal Analyst for Democracy Forward with a focus on justice, law enforcement, national security, and immigration issues.

Ben Seel joined Democracy Forward from Milbank, Tweed, Hadley & McCloy LLP, where he was a litigation associate. His time at Milbank included pro bono work focused on criminal justice, civil rights, and immigration matters, as well as civil litigation connected to corporate financial restructurings, including through the bankruptcy process. Prior to law school, Ben spent time researching arms control and nuclear nonproliferation issues, and also worked as a community organizer with Organizing for America and a Maine-based non-profit focused on environmental issues.

A native of Maine, Ben holds a J.D. from the University of Virginia School of Law and a B.A. in History from Clark University in Worcester, Massachusetts.

As Legal Analyst, Ben will focus on policy and research and will not be practicing law.

Featured Lawsuits
  • Immigration

Baltimore v. Trump

Defending immigrants and their families against the State Department's anti-immigrant public charge changes, in partnership with the City of Baltimore.

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  • Advisory Committees
  • Veterans

VoteVets v. Department of Veterans Affairs

Challenging the operation of the Trump Administration’s illegal ‘Mar-a-Lago Council’ which is influencing policy and shaping decisions that affect millions of America's veterans, on behalf of VoteVets.

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  • Civil Rights

Alabama v. Department of Commerce

Intervening to stop Alabama’s attempt to sabotage the Census by unconstitutionally excluding undocumented individuals from the Census count.

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