Benjamin Kingsley

Chief, Oakland Branch, United States Attorney's Office, Northern District of California

Benjamin Kingsley has been an Assistant United States Attorney in the United States Attorney’s Office for the Northern District of California since 2013. He currently serves as Chief of the Oakland Branch for the NDCA, where he supervises AUSAs prosecuting white collar crime, public corruption, civil rights, and violent crime in Alameda and Contra Costa Counties. AUSA Kingsley joined the NDCA’s Economic Crimes and Securities Fraud Section in San Francisco in 2013, where he investigated and prosecuted securities fraud and other white-collar crimes until 2019. From 2019 to 2022, AUSA Kingsley served as Chief of the Special Prosecutions Section in San Francisco, supervising the NDCA’s national security, cyber, and public corruption matters. Before becoming an AUSA, he worked on the Appellate Staff of the Department’s Civil Division in Washington, DC, from 2009 to 2013, where he briefed and argued appeals for the government. He also served as counsel to the Assistant Attorney General of the Civil Division and as counsel to the Associate Attorney General, managing significant civil litigation. Before joining the Department, he clerked for the Honorable William Fletcher on the United States Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit in San Francisco. He is a graduate of Princeton University and New York University School of Law.