Benjamin (Ben) Allensworth is MFA’s Associate General Counsel. Ben is responsible, along with other MFA counsel, for monitoring, analyzing and commenting on regulatory and legislative developments affecting the alternative investment industry.
Ben previously worked at Willkie, Farr & Gallagher LLP in Washington, DC, where he practiced in the firm’s Asset Management Group, representing registered and unregistered investment advisers, including hedge fund and private equity fund managers, registered investment companies and broker-dealers. As part of his practice, he assisted with the organization and offering of alternative investment vehicles, created and reviewed compliance programs for investment advisers and investment companies, provided regulatory advice and assisted clients with federal and state regulatory investigations. Prior to working at Willkie, Ben worked in the Asset Management Group at Shearman & Sterling LLP in Washington, DC and the Investment Management Group at Lowenstein Sandler PC in Roseland, New Jersey. Ben received his Juris Doctor from the University of North Carolina School of Law in 2002 and earned his undergraduate degree from the University of Richmond in 1999.