Benjamin C. Mizer is the Acting Assistant Attorney General for the Office of Legal Counsel. He previously served in multiple roles at the Department of Justice under the Biden-Harris and Obama-Biden Administrations, including as the Acting Assistant Attorney General for the Civil Division, Principal Deputy Associate Attorney General, Counselor to Attorney General Eric H. Holder, and Deputy Assistant Attorney General in OLC. He also previously served as the General Counsel of the United States Office of Personnel Management and as the Solicitor General for his home state of Ohio.
In addition to his career in public service, Mr. Mizer was a partner in private practice, specializing in appellate and complex litigation.
Mr. Mizer clerked for Justice John Paul Stevens on the U.S. Supreme Court and for Judge Judith W. Rogers on the U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit. He graduated from the University of Michigan Law School and the College of Wooster.