Robert S. Bennett is an American attorney and partner at Hogan Lovells
. He is a member of the Investigations, White Collar and Fraud practice group and was formerly a federal prosecutor. Since 1971, Bob has been a leading member of the defense bar.
For the past 40 years, he has built a national reputation as a litigator who has handled well-known cases and represented corporations as well as individuals, which includes officers and directors, in civil, criminal, congressional and SEC enforcement matters. Bob is well known for successfully representing President Bill Clinton in the Paula Jones case, Judith Miller
in the CIA leak investigation and in defending two former Secretaries of Defense, Caspar Weinberger (Republican) and Clark Clifford (Democrat). He also represented clients before congressional committees; Bob worked as a Special Counsel to the United States Senate’s Select Committee on Ethics in a number of major investigations. During 1981 and 1982, he served as Special Counsel to the U.S. Senate Committee on Ethics and was a legal expert to the Senate Foreign Relations Committee concerning the nomination of Secretary of State Alexander M. Haig, Jr.
Bob has represented major corporations such as Enron and HealthSouth, which was being criminally investigated by the U.S. Attorney’s Office for the Northern District of Alabama. KPMG hired Bob as lead counsel in a tax shelter investigation that was being directed by the U.S. Attorney’s Office for the Southern District of New York. He has also represented a major international foreign company for the past several years in a significant Foreign Corrupt Practices Act matter.
The attorney assists audit committees and boards in conducting internal investigations. He also advises audit committees, management and boards of directors on Sarbanes-Oxley issues.
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