Ben Bassett

Ben is an Associate in the Washington, DC office. He previously worked at a DC-based consulting firm where his work revolved around research, communications, and government relations for a broad portfolio of clients, including government, technology, art, media, and logistics.

At Global Counsel, Ben works with corporate and investor clients across a range of US policy issues. 

Recent examples of his work include: 

  • Providing political and policy analysis to private equity investors considering assets in the financial services, manufacturing, healthcare, and education sectors. 
  • Supporting international corporates understand their exposure to US policy and regulatory developments.  
  • Developing content breaking down recent US policy development and their implications on industry. 

Latest Insights by Ben Bassett

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Lithium: the rare mineral that will determine the United States’ green future


Lithium’s role in the United States’ renewable energy transition and technological advancements is undeniable. Lithium is crucial to a successful increase in electric vehicle production that is necessary to meet net-zero goals, while the same can be said for meeting the ever-growing demand for wearable technology and augmented reality and virtual reality. However,…

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Republican wins in state elections move US policy to the right, imperil reconciliation bill

General Politics

The November 2nd US election results represented a wake-up call to President Joe Biden and other Democratic leaders, and will push near-term policy in Congress toward the moderate end of the spectrum. Tuesday’s gubernatorial races were the most impactful. In Virginia, Republican newcomer Glenn Youngkin defeated Democrat Terry McAuliffe by a two-point margin in a state in…

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Will regulators use DWS to send a message about overexaggerated ESG claims?


The increase in sustainable fund flows in recent years has rapidly outpaced ESG regulation. Trillions of dollars are now held in products which are marketed as integrating environmental, social and governance issues into their investment process. At the end of the second quarter in 2021, assets held by sustainable funds reached $2.25 trillion, more than tripling since…

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