Jackie M. Bennett, Jr.
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Jackie, a trial attorney and former federal prosecutor, represents individuals and corporations in high-stakes commercial, civil, and white-collar criminal litigation, as well as regulatory investigations by state and federal agencies. Jackie has extensive experience in matters involving internal corporate investigations, corporate governance, securities regulation, foreign corrupt practices, patent infringement, environmental crimes, and an array of contract and business tort actions. Many of these matters have involved requests for expedited injunctive relief.
Prior to entering private practice, Jackie served in the Office of Independent Counsel Kenneth W. Starr from 1995 to 1999, including as the Principal Deputy in charge of the OIC’s Washington, D.C. operations. Jackie served as senior advisor to Judge Starr on investigative and prosecutorial aspects of several matters, including the Impeachment Referral of William Jefferson Clinton. In that regard, he was one of three prosecutors selected by Judge Starr to conduct the grand jury questioning of President Clinton.
From 1988 to 1995, he served as Trial Attorney and Senior Trial Attorney in the elite Public Integrity Section of the DOJ’s Criminal Division. Jackie also served as an Assistant U.S. Attorney for the Southern District of Indiana and as a judicial law clerk in the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Indiana for the Hon. Sarah Evans Barker and her predecessor, the Hon. Cale J. Holder.
Jackie was highly decorated as a federal prosecutor. In 1994, Attorney General Janet Reno presented Jackie with the prestigious John Marshall Award, presented annually “For Outstanding Legal Achievement,” in recognition of his work in prosecuting corruption matters.
Jackie has repeatedly been honored by Chambers USA: America’s Leading Lawyers for Business in the category of Litigation: White Collar Crime & Government Investigations. He has also been recognized by Best Lawyers® in the categories of Commercial Litigation, Environmental Litigation, and White Collar Criminal Defense, and, in 2012, was named the “Indianapolis Litigation – Environmental Lawyer of the Year.”
Honoree, Chambers USA: America's Leading Lawyers for Business (2005 – present)
Honoree, Best Lawyers in America (2009 – present)
Distinguished Fellow, Indianapolis Bar Foundation
Local Litigation Star, Benchmark Litigation
Honoree, Indiana Super Lawyers, Criminal Defense: White Collar
(2006 - present)
Top 50 Honoree, Indiana Super Lawyers (2015)
All Service Areas
- Indiana University Robert H. McKinney School of Law (1983)
- Hanover College (1980)
- Federal - Southern District of Indiana
- Federal - Northern District of Indiana
- State - Indiana
Twenty-Seven Taft Attorneys Named to Indiana Super Lawyers 2023
Bennett and Hicks to Present at the 9th Annual ILAS Timeless Tips From the Bench and Bar Event
Benchmark Litigation Names Taft "Highly Recommended Firm;" Recognizes Taft Litigation Attorneys in Indiana, Minnesota, and Ohio
Two Hundred and Forty-Three Taft Attorneys Selected for Inclusion in Best Lawyers in America® 2023
- Indiana State Bar Association
- Indianapolis Bar Association
- Indianapolis Legal Aid Society
Member, Board of Directors (1999 - present)
- Seventh Circuit Bar Association
- National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers