Ben Pedersen is a partner in the firm’s Capital Markets Group and member of the Special Situations and Public Company Advisory teams. His practice focuses on a broad range of capital markets transactions, regularly representing issuers, private equity firms and underwriters in public and private offerings of debt and equity securities, and advising public and private companies on securities laws, disclosure, corporate governance and general corporate matters. He has led transactions across many industries, including insurance, media and telecommunications, healthcare, technology and industrials, among others. Mr. Pedersen is recommended by Chambers USA (2024), where clients note that he is “a practical lawyer who goes above and beyond.” He is also recommended for debt and equity capital markets in The Legal 500 US (2024), where he garners praise for his “blossoming reputation.”

Mr. Pedersen is managing editor of the Debevoise & Plimpton Insider Trading and Disclosure Update and a frequent contributor to the Debevoise & Plimpton Private Equity Report on topics related to capital markets. Additional recent articles include “Supreme Court Holds That “Pure Omissions” Are Not Actionable Under Rule 10b-5(b),” NYU PCCE (April, 2024); “Key Considerations for the 2024 Proxy Season,” Harvard Forum on Corporate Governance (January, 2024); “SEC, NY Cybersecurity Rules Create Complexity For Insurers,” Law360 (December, 2023); “Hackers Turned Whistleblowers: SEC Cybersecurity Rules Weaponized Over Ransom Threat,” NYU PCCE (November, 2023); “Debevoise Discusses Fifth Circuit Decision on Fixing Share Repurchase Rules,” CLS Blue Sky Blog (November, 2023); “Debevoise Discusses Supreme Court Case on Whether a Private Right of Action Exists for Deficient MD&A,” CLS Blue Sky Blog (October, 2023); “SEC Adopts New Cybersecurity Rules for Issuers,” NYU Compliance & Enforcement (July, 2023) and “Insider Trading and Disclosure Update: Rulemaking Activity,” Harvard Forum on Corporate Governance (June, 2023).  

Mr. Pedersen joined Debevoise in 2013. He received his J.D. magna cum laude from Benjamin N. Cardozo School of Law in 2013, where he was a Dean’s Distinguished Scholar, submissions editor of the Cardozo Law Review and Order of the Coif. He received his B.A. from Cornell University in 2008.


  • Yeshiva University, Benjamin N. Cardozo School of Law, 2013, J.D.
  • Cornell University, 2008, B.A.

Bar Admissions

  • New York