- Labor and Preventive Practices
- General Employment Litigation
|University ||Lafayette College, B.A., Government/Law, magna cum laude, 1977|
|Law School||Seton Hall University School of Law, J.D., cum laude, 1980; New York University, LL.M., Labor Law, summa cum laude, 1989 Seymour Gerstein Prize - Highest GPA in Program|
|Admitted||1980, New Jersey; 1980, U.S. District Court, District of New Jersey and Southern District of New York; 1985, U.S. Court of Appeals, Third Circuit; 1991, U.S. Supreme Court|
Bar & Professional Association Memberships
American Bar Association
New Jersey State Bar Association
John K. Bennett is a Shareholder in the Morristown, New Jersey office of Jackson Lewis P.C.
John K. Bennett
Mr. Bennett's entire practice is devoted to representing employers in all areas of labor and employment-related matters. He regularly handles employment-related litigation in federal and state courts and administrative agencies, including jury trials, negotiating and enforcing employment agreements and restrictive covenants, traditional labor matters before the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) and arbitrations under collective bargaining agreements, labor-injunction matters in federal and state courts, and many other aspects of labor relations and employment law for employers.
Mr. Bennett has been ranked by Chambers USA from 2009 -2014 as a leader in the Labor and Employment Law practice area. Chambers USA 2014 recognizes that “John Bennett can handle both traditional labor and employment law issues,” and that a client attests he “has strong understanding of the law and the needs of corporate clients, and strong advocacy and strategy skills.” Mr. Bennett also has been recognized for managing nationwide employment and labor counsel relationships with certain clients. Chambers USA 2012 wrote: Client favorite John Bennett is meticulous in his ability to call up facts. Often when a matter involves high-level employees we bring him in.” Chambers USA has also written: “...John Bennett is singled out as 'a terrific guy to go to if your neck's on the line.' He focuses on representing employers in litigation, and is credited with a full and thorough knowledge of employment law.” Additionally Mr. Bennett has been named in Best Lawyers in America from 2006-2015, and selected as a New Jersey Super Lawyer.
Mr. Bennett was Articles Editor for the Seton Hall Law Review. When he received a Master of Law (LL.M. in Labor Law) degree, summa cum laude, from New York University School of Law, he was recognized for achieving the highest grade point average in the school's Labor Law Program. From 1980-1981, he was law clerk to the Hon. Robert L. Clifford, Justice of the New Jersey Supreme Court. Mr. Bennett and his wife Faith reside in Westfield, New Jersey and have three adult daughters, Ali, Julie and Claire.
Honors, Awards and Pro Bono Activity
•Chambers USA 2009-2014
•Best Lawyers in America 2006-2015
•Best Lawyers in NY Area 2006-2012
•Super Lawyers, 2005 - 2006, 2009 - 2014
Books Chapter 26, NJ Federal Practice and Procedure.
NJ: NJLJ Books, 2010. [Author] Articles Revisiting the Arbitration of Employment Disputes
New Jersey Lawyer (December 2008) [Author] Developing and Enforcing Arguments to Arbitrate Employment Disputes
Metropolitan Corporate Counsel 10.8 (July 2002) [Author] Developing Issues of Workplace Harassment Liability
New Jersey Lawyer (January 2002) [Author]
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