Bennett helps clients litigate and navigate any area of the law—creatively, efficiently, and effectively. He has proven this in matters ranging from high-stakes cases garnering nationwide attention to quiet resolutions of clients’ closely held concerns. For example, Bennett has
- Saved clients more than a billion dollars in claimed damages through work on expert witnesses and summary judgment motions in two antitrust cases;
- Drafted more than 15 successful briefs, including successful motions to dismiss, to transfer venue, to compel discovery, to extend discovery, to exclude expert testimony, to exclude evidence at trial, to oppose class certification, for summary judgment, for preliminary injunction, for final judgment, and on appeal;
- Led offensive and defensive discovery efforts in cases involving antitrust law, breach of contract, consumer protection, constitutional claims, products liability, and trade secrets;
- Second-chaired an employment arbitration trial that resulted in complete victory for the employer;
- Advised multiple startups and charities on legal compliance and contract negotiations; and
- Advised large organizations on issues ranging from the First Amendment to arbitration agreements, cybersecurity, antitrust laws, and college athletics
In the community, Bennett served as primary legal counsel for several Dallas charities, including a university, a park, and a pregnancy center. Bennett also created a free mobile app that helps nudge student out of binge using their phones. He currently serves as President of the St. Thomas More Society of Dallas, on the Board of In My Shoes, and as leader of Dallas’s Charity Fair for Lawyers.
Bennett received his bachelor’s degree in political philosophy summa cum laude from the University of Dallas, where he played NCAA soccer. He received his law degree summa cum laude from SMU Dedman School of Law, where he served on the SMU Law Review, earned induction into the National Order of Barristers for his success in moot court tournaments, and interned for Fifth Circuit Judge Catharina Haynes and Texas Supreme Court Chief Justice Wallace Jefferson.
Bennett started his legal career as law clerk to Chief Judge Sidney Fitzwater of the Northern District of Texas, and then as a litigator for eight years with Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher LLP.
He lives in the Dallas area with his wife Trish, a physician and teacher, and their five children.
A Preliminary Legal Opinion—A New Procedure to Make Civil Litigation More Efficient, 41 Rev. Litig. 1 (2021)
A Litigation Move That Could Conserve Discovery Resources, Law360 (Feb. 2023)
Numerosity Analysis Fix Can Improve Class Cert. Decisions, Law360 (July 2020)
Taking Stock of FTC Cybersecurity Enforcement After the Equifax Settlement, WLF Legal Pulse (Aug. 2019)
No Anti-Competitive Intent, No Treble Damages: A Proposal, Law360 (Jan. 2017)
The Dodd-Frank Act and SEC Enforcement—The Significant Expansions and Remaining Limitations on the SEC’s Enforcement Scope and Arsenal, 41 Securities Reg. L.J. 35 (2013)