For over 30 years, Steven Benenson has represented public and private companies as national, regional and local counsel in high stakes and complex business, commercial and product liability litigations and class actions in trial and appellate courts across the country.
Steve has substantial experience prosecuting and defending claims in varying industries arising out of mergers, acquisitions and divestitures (including indemnification disputes); manufacturing, supply and distribution agreements; directors & officers’ liability (including corporate veil-piercing suits); insurance coverage; legal and accounting malpractice; consumer protection laws; fraud; conspiracy; and enterprise liability. He has successfully briefed and argued appeals in the United States Courts of Appeal and state appellate courts regarding the recognition of novel causes of action; jurisdiction, consolidation and venue; preemption; class certification; expert witness disqualification; and statutory fee awards. Steve also counsels companies on crisis response, risk management and liability prevention relating to defective and counterfeit products, warnings and recall campaigns.
Steve is a "top notch litigator," whose "ability to quickly understand complex factual situations or unfamiliar technical issues is unmatched [and]... translates into his ability to effectively convey his client's position to any tribunal." "The forcefulness of his advocacy comes from expertise and experience rather than bully tactics" wrote BestLawyers.com. Steve’s methodical investigation, strategic analysis and creativity help simplify and effectively resolve complex, challenging and disruptive cases.
Castro v. Sovran Self Storage, Inc., 114 F. Supp. 3d 204 (D.N.J. 2015)
Paulus, Sokolowski & Sartor, LLC v. Darden et. als., 2015 WL 6456124 (N.J. App. Div. 2015)
Cornell University Law School, Ithaca, New York, J.D., 1984
Dartmouth College, Hanover, New Hampshire, magna cum laude, high departmental distinctions, 1981
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Morristown, NJ 07962-1997