Mark J. Bennett
In January 2011, Mark Bennett joined the law firm after having served eight years as Hawaii's (appointed) Attorney General. Prior to that, he was for twelve years a partner in a major Hawaii law firm specializing in complex litigation. He also spent nine years as an Assistant United States Attorney in Hawaii and Washington, D.C., trying major criminal and civil cases on behalf of the United States. Mr. Bennett concentrates his practice in the areas of complex litigation, appellate litigation, antitrust, and government relations.
Mr. Bennett holds Martindale-Hubbell's highest possible professional rating (AV) given to him by other legal professionals based on their knowledge of his work, reputation and integrity. Mr. Bennett has been selected for inclusion by his peers in Best Lawyers in America for the practice areas ofAntitrust Law, Antitrust Litigation, Appellate Practice, Bet-The-Company Litigation, Government Contracts, Environmental Litigation, Insurance Litigation and Commercial Litigation. Mr. Bennett has also been recognized by Best Lawyers in America as 2015 "Lawyer of the Year" in Honolulu, in the practice area of Appellate Practice, and 2016 "Lawyer of the Year" in Honolulu, in the practice area of Bet-The-Company Litigation.
Mr. Bennett has been selected to the Top 25 Hawaii Super Lawyers list each year since 2011, (Business Litigation), and recognized by Chambers and Partners USA Directory of Leading Lawyers for Business for the category, Litigation: General Commercial. Mr. Bennett is recognized as a Litigation Star by Benchmark Litigation and Benchmark Appellate.
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