Ben Golant


Senior Director for Global Game Policy

Ben Golant has nearly a decade of experience working on law and policy issues affecting the video game industry, first as Chief Counsel at the Entertainment Software Association in Washington, DC, and now as Senior Director for Global Game Policy at Tencent. In both positions, he has worked extensively on player health and safety issues in addition to a wide range of matters focusing on the social and economic benefits of video games. He is also an Adjunct Professor at the Georgetown University Law Center where he teaches a highly popular class on video game law and policy. Ben had a long career working on communications policy and copyright law at three US agencies including: (1) the Federal Communications Commission, (2) the United States Copyright Office, and (3) the United States Patent and Trademark Office. He earned his J.D. from Georgetown University Law Center, where he focused on communications law, and his BA/BS in social psychology and advertising from Boston University.