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Ben
Bassett

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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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The reality facing the energy transition

Energy & Commodities

Although the Biden administration has prioritized the US energy transition like no previous administration has, we are seeing a surge in fossil fuel extraction, export, and use. The Russian invasion of Ukraine and pandemic-related supply chain bottlenecks have inflamed US fossil usage. But the geopolitical imperative to export energy to US allies held captive to Russian…

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Crypto mining could give orphaned natural gas wells a new lease on life

General Policy

The US oil and gas industry is no stranger to criticism from Washington, and the Biden administration has only ramped up the inflammatory attacks. At a time where the industry is desperate for a narrative change, an unlikely partner has emerged – crypto miners. For both industries, which have been unable to free themselves from the shackles of political scrutiny, this…

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

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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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