Robert S. Bennett
Partner, Hogan & Lovells US LLP, Adjunct Professor of Law
B.A., J.D., Georgetown; LL.M., Harvard
Robert S. Bennett is a partner in Hogan Lovells' Washington, D.C. and New York offices and...Continue Reading
Robert S. Bennett is a partner in Hogan Lovells' Washington, D.C. and New York offices and is a member of the Investigations, White Collar and Fraud practice group. He is a former federal prosecutor and a leading member of the defense bar since 1971.
Professor Bennett is renowned in his field as an exceptional trial lawyer who has handled numerous high-profile cases and has represented corporations and individuals, including directors and officers, in criminal, civil, SEC enforcement, and congressional matters for the past 35 years. Professor Bennett has been listed repeatedly in various publications as one of the nation's most influential and successful litigators.
In addition to the representation of Enron, his other recent corporate representations include HealthSouth in connection with a criminal investigation being conducted by the United States Attorney's Office for the Northern District of Alabama, and KPMG, where Professor Bennett was lead counsel in a tax shelter investigation conducted by the United States Attorney's Office for the Southern District of New York. For the past several years, he has represented a major international foreign corporation in a large Foreign Corrupt Practices Act matter.
Professor Bennett successfully represented two former Secretaries of Defense, Clark Clifford (Democrat) and Caspar Weinberger (Republican). His extensive experience includes representing clients before congressional committees; Professor Bennett has served as Special Counsel to the United States Senate's Select Committee on Ethics in several major investigations. He was President Clinton's personal attorney in the Paula Jones case, and most recently, he represented Judith Miller in the CIA leak investigation. In 1981 and 1982, he served as a legal consultant to the Senate Foreign Relations Committee regarding the appointment of Alexander M. Haig, Jr. as Secretary of State and served as Special Counsel to the United States Senate Committee on Ethics.
Professor Bennett advises management, audit committees, and boards of directors on Sarbanes-Oxley matters, and he assists boards and audit committees in conducting internal investigations.
Professor 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 is the author of In The Ring: The Trials of a Washington Lawyer. He also has written and lectured on complex criminal and civil matters and crisis management issues.