Benjamin D. Margo focuses his practice on complex federal litigation, internal investigations, and white collar criminal defense. He has represented a broad range of clients, particularly in the financial services, technology, and healthcare sectors. Before joining Morgan Lewis, Ben served as an appellate law clerk and worked as an associate at a litigation boutique in Washington, DC.
Ben maintains an active pro bono practice, focusing on trial and appellate litigation. In that capacity, he successfully conducted a custody trial in the Superior Court for the District of Columbia on behalf of two minor children. He has also drafted amicus briefs for the US Supreme Court and argued a criminal appeal in New York’s Appellate Division.
Before becoming a lawyer, Ben studied national security policy at Georgetown University and served for three years as an analyst for the US Intelligence Community, where he briefed senior military officers, liaised with law enforcement officials, and earned an Iraq Service Coin.
New York University School of Law, 2014, J.D., magna cum laude, Order of the Coif
Georgetown University, Walsh School of Foreign Service, 2007, M.A., with Honors
Harvard College, 2005, A.B., cum laude
District of Columbia
US Court of Appeals for the First Circuit
US District Court for the Southern District of New York
US District Court for the District of Columbia
Clerkship to Judge Kermit V. Lipez of the US Court of Appeals for the First Circuit (2015 - 2016)