Benjamin E. Dunham

Senior Policy Advisor


Ben Dunham is a Washington, D.C., senior policy advisor who counsels clients on legislative and regulatory affairs, with an emphasis on the consumer product and renewable chemical industries. He has represented clients on issues related to the environment, chemical safety, climate change, over-the-counter drug safety, transportation and energy.

Prior to joining Holland & Knight, Mr. Dunham spent nearly five years as a senior advisor to the late Sen. Frank Lautenberg (D-N.J.), including roles as chief counsel and legislative director. He also has experience directing the activities of the U.S. Senate Committee on Environment and Public Works' Subcommittee on Superfund, Toxics and Environmental Health under Lautenberg and negotiated a bipartisan bill to reform the Toxic Substances Control Act (TSCA). Furthermore, he was extensively involved in Lautenberg's efforts to provide a legislative response to Superstorm Sandy, a bill that provided $60.2 billion in disaster relief to affected areas.

In addition, Mr. Dunham managed staff efforts for the U.S. Senate Committee on Commerce, Science and Transportation's Subcommittee on Surface Transportation, including drafting portions of the 2012 surface transportation bill and being deeply involved in negotiations over key provisions of the 2012 Farm Bill.

Mr. Dunham was legislative counsel at a nonprofit environmental law firm and a staff attorney at another nonprofit group before working on Capitol Hill.



  • UNC School of Law, J.D.
  • The University of Alabama, B.A., English
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  • District of Columbia


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