Benjamin Thomas Greer, Esq.

HTITI Executive Director on Legal Issues

Elk Groves, California

Ben is the President of Greer & Associates, Elk Grove, California.  He is a former Special Deputy Attorney General (AG) with the California Department of Justice.   Ben Co-Chaired the AG's Human Trafficking Work Group, and is an expert on California's Anti-Human Trafficking Supply Chain Transparency Act.  He lectures around the world on how countries can implement an effective legal framework to prosecute and prevent human trafficking.

Articles and Publications of Mr. Greer



California’s Anti-Trafficking Supply Chain Transparency Act: What It Is and How It Works ["Foundations & Futures of International Law" [Kings College London, The Dickson Poon School of Law - 2014].

Human Trafficking Corporate Supply Chain Transparency: How best to legislatively approach disclosure [Human Trafficking Challenges in the 21st Century, [Oñati International Institute for the Sociology of Law, Spain - 2014; HEC Paris Global Conference on Transparency Research, 2013]


Determining the Reasonableness of Non-Compliance: Examining the “Trauma Exception” for T-Visa Applicants, Invited to present at the 2013 Immigration Symposium, [The Scholar: St. Mary’s Law Review on Race and Social Justice].

Judges Going Rogue: Constitutional Implications When Mandatory Firearm Restrictions Are Removed From Domestic Violence Restraining Orders [University of Wisconsin-Madison Law, “Gender, Justice, & Victim’s Rights: A Gendered Perspective of Victims in the Criminal Justice System.”]

What is the Value of Slave Labor?: Why Fair Market Value Should Not be the Benchmark for Criminal Restitution for Victims of Human Trafficking. [The Northern Illinois University College of Law, 2011 Symposium “Human Trafficking.”]

Rooting Out Human Trafficking in Indian [...]
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Monetary Value of Slave Labor.pdf
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Trauma of Sex Trafficking T Visa Applica[...]
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Who€™ Is Watching the Watchdog .pdf
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