- 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. Mr. Bennett's entire practice is devoted to representing employers in all areas of labor and employment-related matters. He is well versed in handling: employment-related litigation in federal and state courts and administrative agencies, including jury trials; negotiating and enforcement of 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 virtually all aspects of labor relations and employment law for employers.
Mr. Bennett has been ranked by Chambers USA from 2009 -2012 as a leader in the Labor and Employment Law practice area. Chambers USA 2012 writes: 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 2006-2012, in New York Area's Best Lawyers from 2007-2012, 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.
Honors, Awards and Pro Bono Activity
•Chambers USA 2009-2012
•Best Lawyers in America 2006-2012
•Best Lawyers in NY Area 2006-2012
•Super Lawyers, 2005-2012
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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