General Counsel

Ben Garren

Ben leads InVeris’ Legal Administration Department

Ben is a senior legal executive who is well regarded as a trusted counselor and people leader. He brings a strong commercial orientation and solution focus to legal issues, along with experience leading through transformation and crisis. During a distinguished 24-year career with The Coca-Cola Company, he made significant contributions to business growth, protected the company’s reputation and treasure from serious threats, strengthened corporate governance, and built a diverse and promising pipeline of legal talent.

Before retiring from Coca-Cola in 2021, Ben held the position of General Counsel, International, overseeing legal operations for the Europe, Middle East & Africa, Latin America, and Asia-Pacific groups, encompassing more than 200 countries and accounting for $25 billion of global revenues. In 2020, assumed additional responsibilities as interim Chief Ethics & Compliance and Chief Privacy Officer. He also held positions as General Counsel, North America Group. Chief Legal Officer for CCR, Associate and General Council, Litigation & Employment.

Ben currently serves on the Boards of the National CASA/GAL Association for Children, UNICEF USA Southeast Region, the Georgia Legal Services Foundation, the Pro Bono Partnership of Atlanta, and the Alumni Council of the University of South Carolina School of Law. Ben is a member of the Leadership Atlanta Class of 2017.