Ben Feist is the Legislative Director for the ACLU of Minnesota. In this role, he directs and manages the ACLU-MN’s overall legislative strategy and serves as the organization’s lobbyist at the Minnesota Legislature. Prior to joining ACLU-MN, Mr. Feist practiced law in both the public and private sectors, focusing on complex litigation, consumer protection and immigration law. He is a former Assistant Attorney General with the Minnesota Attorney General’s Office and worked for two U.S. representatives. He received his B.A. in political science from the University of Minnesota and his J.D. from William Mitchell College of Law. Ben has been involved with the ACLU-MN since 2005. He lives in St. Paul with his wife, two children and their tortoise, Tortfeasor.