Prior to working for Mayor Becker, McAdams practiced law with Davis Polk in New York and Dorsey & Whitney in Salt Lake City where he represented clients in complex public and private securities transactions. He maintains his connection to the law as an adjunct professor teaching securities regulation at the S.J. Quinney College of Law at the University of Utah.
Ben McAdams graduated from the University of Utah and received his J.D. from Columbia Law School, where he graduated with honors as a Harlan Fiske Stone Scholar and served on the Human Rights Law Review.