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Bennett Rawicki

Bennett Rawicki

Title
Partner
Division
Litigation
Dallas Office

7859 Walnut Hill Lane, Suite 335 Dallas, TX 75230

Bennett Rawicki

About

Bennett specializes in creative solutions for complex business litigation. Knowing that clients can do better than litigation as usual, Bennett uses his successful experience on the nation’s most complicated cases to conceive legal arguments and discovery strategies that resolve cases before trial. 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 oppose discovery, to exclude expert testimony, to exclude evidence at trial, to oppose class certification, for summary judgment, for preliminary injunction, for final judgment, and to reverse a decision 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; and
  • Advised entities large and small on complex issues ranging from the First Amendment to arbitration agreements, cybersecurity, and antitrust law.

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.

His honors include appointment to a Merit Selection Panel of the Northern District of Texas, recognition as a Super Lawyers Rising Star, and invitation by Law360 to be a regular guest columnist on the legal industry.

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 worked for Fifth Circuit Judge Catharina Haynes and Texas Supreme Court Chief Justice Wallace Jefferson.

In the community, Bennett has used his creative thinking to create a mobile app that helps nudge students out of binge using their phones, and to start the fundraising drive Charity Fair for Lawyers. He also serves as President of the St. Thomas More Society of Dallas.

He lives in the Dallas area with his wife Trish, a physician and teacher, and their five children.

Key Publications

A Preliminary Legal Opinion—A New Procedure to Make Civil Litigation More Efficient, 41 Rev. Litig. 1 (2021)

How Attorneys Can Be More Efficient This Holiday Season, Law360 (Dec. 2023)

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)