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Benjamin E. Stearns

Benjamin E. Stearns

Associate

Overview

Ben Stearns counsels insurance industry clients on regulatory, compliance, transactional, international, and cross-border matters and defends insurers in coverage litigation. His practice extends to other regulated industries as well, providing licensing and compliance counsel to professional services, cannabis, and alcohol industry clients. He also lobbies the Florida executive branch and legislature.

Ben has provided guidance in the counterterrorism field. His work has led to presentations on the Support Anti-Terrorism by Fostering Effective Technologies Act of 2002, a government program designed to promote the development of anti-terrorism technologies, and research on intervention protocols as it relates to health and public health practitioners.

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Recognition

  • The Best Lawyers in America: Ones to Watch, Corporate Governance and Compliance Law (2023)

Professional & Community Involvement

  • American Bar Association
    • Vice Chair, Government Operations and Liability Subcommittee

Speaking Engagements

  • "Legal Protection for Practitioners," Eradicate Hate Global Summit 2022, Pittsburgh, PA (September 19–21, 2022)
  • "Legal Liabilities Series: The SAFETY Act and Civil Liability Principles," McCain Institute (April 13, 2021)
  • "Cannabis & Regulating Social Equity," ABA Section of State and Local Government Law Annual Meeting (July 22, 2020)

Credentials

Education
  • Florida State University College of Law (J.D., cum laude, 2013)
  • University of Florida (M.A., 2010)
  • University of Miami (B.A., 2006)
Bar Admissions
  • Florida
Court Admissions
  • U.S. District Court, Northern District of Florida
  • Florida State Courts

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