Robert S. Bennett, a former federal prosecutor and a member of the defense bar since 1971, heads the firm's international government enforcement group. He also leads the civil litigation practice of Skadden's Washington, D.C. office.
A trial lawyer who has tried several high-profile cases, Mr. Bennett represents corporations, directors and officers in criminal, civil and SEC enforcement matters. He advises management and boards of directors on preventive and remedial measures. He also assists boards and audit committees in conducting internal investigations. He represents corporations and officers and directors in complex civil and criminal matters and qui tam actions.
Mr. Bennett has extensive experience representing clients before Congressional committees. During the past decade, Mr. Bennett has served as Special Counsel to the United States Senate's Select Committee on Ethics in several major investigations. In 1981 and 1982, he also served as a legal consultant to the Senate Foreign Relations Committee regarding the appointment of Alexander M. Haig, Jr. as Secretary of State.
Mr. Bennett has co-chaired several American Bar Association National Institute programs on the defense of corporations and their officers in parallel grand jury and administrative agency investigations. He also has written and lectured extensively on complex criminal and civil matters.
Mr. Bennett is repeatedly listed in various publications as one of the nation's most influential and successful trial attorneys.
Mr. Bennett is also a judge on the Court of Arbitration for Sport.
Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom
LL.M., Harvard Law School, 1965
LL.B., Georgetown Law Center, 1964
University of Virginia Law School, 1961-1962
B.A., Georgetown University, 1961
Law Clerk to the Honorable Howard F. Corcoran,
United States District Court Judge for the District of Columbia
Assistant United States Attorney for the District of Columbia (1967- 1970)
Special Counsel, United States Senate Select Committee on Ethics
Special Counsel, District of Columbia Commission on Judicial Disabilities and Tenure (1976-1982)
Fellow of the American College of Trial Lawyers