Robert S. Bennett, a partner at the Washington D.C. law firm Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher and Flom, specializes in civil and criminal enforcemen matters and complex civil litigation.
He has represented numerous high-profile corporations and individuals including President Clinton in the Paula Jones case and journalist Judith Miller in the CIA leak investigation. He also served on the National Review Board of the Catholic Church, which investigated sexual abuse claims.
A member of the Friendly Sons of St. Patrick, Bennett traces his Irish heritage to his maternal grandfather who hailed from Limerick. A graduate of a Catholic high school in Brooklyn, he attended Georgetown University, the University of Virginia Law School, and received his Master of Laws from Harvard.
Bennett, who is the author of the recently published book, In the Ring: Trials of a Washington Lawyer, lives in Washington, D.C., with his wife, Ellen Gilbert Bennett, who is also Irish-American. They have three grown daughters.
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