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Jennifer Bennett

2019 Rising Star

Jennifer Bennett is a Staff Attorney at Public Justice. Jennifer litigates precedent-setting appeals in cases challenging predatory corporate conduct and government abuses. Her practice involves a wide range of issues, including civil rights, workers’ rights, consumer protection, and government transparency. Jennifer briefs and argues cases in state and federal appellate courts across the country, including the U.S. Supreme Court. Her recent work includes a First Circuit victory on behalf of truck drivers fighting forced arbitration, a Fifth Circuit victory on behalf of a father killed by Texas jailers, and a Ninth Circuit victory challenging corporations’ ability to seal court records that might reveal dangerous product defects that could threaten public safety. Jennifer earned her J.D. from Yale Law School and her B.A. summa cum laude from Yale University. She clerked for the Honorable Marsha Berzon of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit, the Honorable Jesse Furman of the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of New York, and the Honorable Vince Chhabria of the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of California.