Steven C. Bennett's (JULY 12, 1957 – DECEMBER 20, 2019) practice in New York City focused on complex domestic and international commercial litigation and arbitration, including bankruptcy, construction, corporate governance, data security, energy, privacy, real estate and other matters. Mr. Bennett gained extensive trial experience during six years at the Office of the United States Attorney for the Southern District of New York, where he served as Chief of the Tax and Bankruptcy Unit, and nearly many years as a partner in major international law firms.
He was on the roster of arbitrators and mediators for the American Arbitration Association, the Council of the AAA, and the Advisory Committee on Large, Complex Cases for the AAA. He served as a founding member of the Sedona Conference Working Group on International E-Discovery. He taught a course on e-Discovery at Hofstra Law School and on Civil Rights at Brooklyn College. He was a former Co-Chair of the NYSBA Committee on E-Discovery, former Co-Chair of the NYSBA Committee on ADR in the Courts and Co-Chair of the NYSBA Committee on Ethics in ADR.
Steve's book, Arbitration: Essential Concepts (American Lawyer Media) was published in 2002. His book, A Privacy Primer for Corporate Counsel (Aspatore/West) was published in 2009. His book (with Chris Lopata), Line By Line Commercial Settlement Agreements (Aspatore) was published in 2012.
He was a graduate of NYU Law School.