Benjamin Hoffart is a Vice President and Assistant General Counsel in the Americas Sales and Trading practice group of the Goldman Sachs Legal Department, where he advises Goldman Sachs and its affiliates in the Americas on a wide array of regulatory and legal issues relating to the sales and trading of equites products and services. Prior to joining Goldman Sachs in 2014, Ben practiced in the Complex Commercial Litigation and Securities and Derivatives Enforcement/Regulatory groups at Sidley Austin in New York, and previously served as a clerk to the Honorable A. Richard Caputo in the US District Court for the Middle District of Pennsylvania. Ben earned an A.B. in Public Policy with specialization in Economics from the University of Chicago in 2001, a M.Sc. from the London School of Economics in 2004, and his J.D. from the Northwestern University Pritzker School of Law in 2008.