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Steven C. Bennett

Fordham University School of Law
140 West 62nd Street
New York, NY 10023
Email: scbennett@JonesDay.com
Telephone: (212) 326-3795
Fax: (212) 755-7306

Job Experience

JONES DAY
Partner (Jan. 1997-Present)
This position involves work in commercial litigation, including construction, bankruptcy, and domestic and international arbitration.

Training Coordinator (1997-Present)
This position involves training associates in the fundamentals of professionalism, ethics, office practice and substantive drafting and litigation skills.

Technology Issues Practice Group (1998-Present)
This position involves cross-disciplinary efforts to expand firm-wide expertise in issues related to the high technology industry.

Construction Practice Group (1998-Present)
This position involves work with the firm's multi-disciplinary group involved with construction industry clients.

Chair: E-Discovery Committee (2001-Present)
This position involves coordinating the work of the firm’s committee on emerging e-discovery issues.

Securities And Corporate Governance Committee (2004-Present)
This position involves work with the firm's securities and corporate governance clients.

Associate (May 1994-Dec. 1996)

Honors: New York Metropolitan “Super Lawyer” (2006, 2007, 2008, 2009); Martindale “AV” Rated; Thurgood Marshall Award (ABCNY 1998).
 
RUTGERS LAW SCHOOL
 Adjunct Professor (2007-Present)
 This course involves teaching advanced civil procedure rules and practices,  concerning electronic discovery, data management and privacy. 

U.S. COUNCIL FOR INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS
Information Policy Committee (2006-Present)
This group works on data security and privacy issues, with an international focus.
 
SEDONA CONFERENCE
Electronic Discovery Working Group (2001-Present)
This group works on developing "best practices" in electronic discovery and records management.  Member (since 2004) of international electronic discovery sub-group.

AMERICAN ARBITRATION ASSOCIATION
Large Case Advisory Committee (2003-Present)
This committee advises the AAA on rules for large, complex cases.

Arbitrator (2008-Present)
CPR INSTITUTE FOR DISPUTE RESOLUTION

Discovery Committee (2006-Present)
This committee advises the CPR on rules changes and other initiatives related to discovery.
 
NEW YORK STATE BAR ASSOCIATION
Subcommittee On ADR (2005-Present)
This subcommittee of the Civil Practice Committee works on reforms to New York State statutes and rules regarding alternative dispute resolution.

Committee On Electronic Discovery (2005-Present)
This committee of the commercial litigation section works on rules and best practices in the area of electronic discovery.

Corporate Counsel Litigation Committee (2006-Present)
This committee addresses issues of interest to in-house corporate counsel.

ALI-ABA PRACTICAL LITIGATOR
Editorial Advisory Board Member (2008-Present)
This board reviews potential articles of interest to litigators.
 
N.Y. INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY LAW ASSOC.
Privacy Committee (2008-Present)
This committee seeks to update and improve privacy law.

INTERNET SECURITY ALLIANCE
SCAP Working Group (2009-Present)
This working group, including representatives from the federal government, and the telecommunication industry, aims at developing a Security Content Automation Protocol (“SCAP”) for internet-based communications, including VOIP. 

Education

NEW YORK UNIVERSITY SCHOOL OF LAW
J.D. Degree, Cum Laude, May 1984

Honors: Law Review:  Senior Book Review Editor, 1983-84; Am. Jur. Prizes: Corporations, Professional Responsibility
MACALESTER COLLEGE (St. Paul, Minnesota)

B.A. Degree, Summa Cum Laude, with Honors, May 1979

Honors:  Phi Beta Kappa, National Merit Scholar, National Debate
Tournament Octa-Finalist