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Steven C. Bennett

Steven C. Bennett

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Special Professor of Law

B.A., Macalester College
J.D., New York University



Professor Bennett's practice at Jones Day focuses on domestic and international commercial litigation and arbitration, including cases involving bankruptcy, construction, corporate, energy, insurance, intellectual property, privacy and data security, and other disputes.

Professor Bennett is chair of the firm's e-Discovery Committee and an active member of the firm's construction practice team. He co-founded the Sedona Conference Working Group on International E-Discovery. He teaches a course on conflicts of law at Hofstra Law School and co-teaches a course on advanced civil procedure (e-discovery) at New York Law School. He is a qualified arbitrator for the American Arbitration Association and the CPR Institute. Professor Bennett serves as hearing officer pursuant to the consent decree in the Civil RICO case of United States v. Local 14-14B, IUOE (E.D.N.Y.) and served two terms as election officer in the case of United States v. District Council of Carpenters (S.D.N.Y.). He taught arbitration law at Brooklyn Law School for nine years.

Professor Bennett regularly speaks to a wide array of groups for CLE and other purposes. He has written more than 150 articles on a variety of topics. His book Arbitration: Essential Concepts (ALM) was published in 2002. His book A Privacy Primer for Corporate Counsel (Aspatore/West) was published in 2009.

Professor Bennett writes a continuing column, "Arbitration," with Professor Samuel Estreicher, which has appeared in the New York Law Journal since 2004, and his column "Computer Law" has appeared in the New York State Bar Association Journal since 2009. He blogs occasionally in the "Thinkernet" series at InternetEvolution.com and at NLJ.com.