John K. Bennett: Lawyer with Jackson Lewis P.C.

John K. Bennett

Morristown,  NJ  U.S.A.
Phone(973) 538-6890

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Practice Areas

  • Labor and Preventive Practices
  • General Employment Litigation
University Lafayette College, B.A., Government/Law, magna cum laude, 1977
Law SchoolSeton 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
Admitted1980, 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
Labor and Employment, and Litigation Sections
New Jersey State Bar Association
Labor & Employment Section, Executive Committee


John K. Bennett is a Shareholder in the Morristown, New Jersey office of Jackson Lewis P.C.

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 substantial experience in jury trials. Mr. Bennett also handles 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 -2015 as a leader in the Labor and Employment Law practice area. Chambers USA 2015 recognizes that sources say Mr. Bennett is “an outstanding attorney.” Mr. Bennett “advises clients on various employment-related matters and disputes and is highly accomplished when it comes to taking matters to trial.” One impressed source describes his as “the most effective lawyers on his feet I have ever seen.” 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 late 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.

Published Works

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]

Honors, Awards and Pro Bono Activity

•Chambers USA 2009-2015
•Best Lawyers in America 2006-2015
•Best Lawyers in NY Area 2006-2015
•Super Lawyers, 2005 - 2006, 2009 - 2015


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New Jersey High Court: Employer Anti-Harassment Policy is Defense Against State Law Claims of Supervisor Sexual Harassment
John K. Bennett,Ryan S. Carlson, March 30, 2015
The New Jersey Supreme Court has endorsed an employer’s right to assert its effective anti-harassment policies and remedial measures as an affirmative defense in opposition to New Jersey Law Against Discrimination (“LAD”) claims of hostile work environment sexual harassment based...

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John K. Bennett

220 Headquarters Plaza, East Tower, 7th Floor
MorristownNJ 07960


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