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Steven C.  Bennett, Esq. - Scarola Z

Steven C. Bennett is a graduate of Macalester College (B.A., summa cum laude, Phi Beta Kappa, 1979), and New York University School of Law (J.D., cum laude, 1984), where he was an editor of the NYU Law Review. Mr. Bennett served as a Law Clerk for Carl McGowan of the United States Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit. After practice as an associate at Sullivan & Cromwell, he served as an Assistant United States Attorney for the Southern District of New York, including service as Chief of the Tax and Bankruptcy Unit for the Civil Division of that Office. Mr. Bennett was a partner at Jones Day for nearly 20 years, and a partner at Park Jensen Bennett LLP, a litigation boutique, for five years. Mr. Bennett is a commercial litigator, with extensive experience in arbitration and mediation, bankruptcy, construction, electronic discovery and international disputes. Mr. Bennett serves as an arbitrator and mediator on the Commercial Panel for the American Arbitration Association, and as a member of the Advisory Committee on Large, Complex Cases for the AAA. He is a member of the New York International Arbitration Club and the New York/London Commercial Litigators Forum. Mr. Bennett has served as Hearing Officer and Election Officer in two settled Civil RICO cases: United States v. Local 14/14B IUOE (E.D.N.Y.) and United States v. District Council of Carpenters (S.D.N.Y.). Mr. Bennett taught Arbitration Law at Brooklyn Law School for nine years. He is the author of Arbitration: Essential Concepts (Am. Law Media) and The Path To Partnership (Praeger), co-author of Commercial Settlement Agreements: Line-By-Line (Thomson), and author of 11 chapters in other texts. Mr. Bennett co-authored the New York Law Journal column on Arbitration Law for eight years and has published more than 200 articles in the areas of arbitration, bankruptcy, construction law, e-discovery, international disputes, mediation, privacy, professional responsibility, and technology disputes. Mr. Bennett is a member of the New York State Bar Association and has served on the Executive Committees of the Association’s Dispute Resolution and Commercial/Federal Litigation sections. Mr. Bennett has served as an Adjunct Professor at: Brooklyn Law School, Brooklyn College, Fordham Law School, Hofstra Law School, Hunter College, Hebrew University Law School, Manhattan College, and New York Law School, and as a guest lecturer at various other colleges and law schools. Mr. Bennett served as a Founding Member of the Sedona Conference Working Group on International Discovery. He is a frequent Continuing Legal Education lecturer for the American Law Institute, the Practicing Law Institute, and a variety of other providers. Mr. Bennett debated at the high school and college levels, and has coached debate and mock trial at both levels. He is on the Advisory Committee for the New York Urban Debate League. He is a frequent guest instructor for the National Institute of Trial Advocacy. Mr. Bennett is regularly listed as a New York “Super Lawyer.”

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