Lynda A. Bennett Partner

New York Roseland
T 973.597.6338 | F 973.597.6339

Chair, Insurance Coverage Practice
Member, Executive Board

With hundreds of millions of dollars at stake, corporate policyholders depend on Lynda Bennett to aggressively litigate, negotiate, and resolve their complicated insurance disputes with maximum recoveries. With more than 20 years of commercial litigation experience, Lynda understands that it's generally not in the best interests of corporate policyholders to engage in protracted and costly litigation that distracts them from their business. She has a reputation for reasonably assessing and resolving insurance coverage disputes and achieving practical results for her clients. When litigation is necessary, Lynda has a keen sense of strategy and litigation savvy to exert maximum leverage to get the insurance claim resolved.

Lynda has obtained significant recoveries for clients in environmental, asbestos, construction defect, mass tort, product liability, D&O, and professional liability cases. She also counsels clients with respect to contractual insurance requirements, new insurance products, innovative risk management tools and assessment of their insurance programs.

Throughout her career Lynda has played a prominent role in the legal community, and currently serves as a board member of the New Jersey Women Lawyers Association, where she has also served as president.

Representative Engagements

Acted as coverage counsel in a large construction defect litigation involving a multimillion-dollar waterfront development in New Jersey, securing a combined eight-figure insurance recovery from a variety of insurers.
Represented a large manufacturer in connection with two environmental claims under a pollution legal liability insurance policy.
Represented a healthcare company to resolve a dispute with its employment practices insurer and the insurer's "panel" defense counsel. The dispute involved tripartite relationship conflict issues, bad faith and a "noncooperation" defense asserted by the insurer.
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Other Distinctions

  • Chambers USA: America's Leading Lawyers for Business (2013–2014) – Ranked in Band 1 for insurance litigation and praised by clients as "very accessible, responsive, practical and easygoing" (2014) and a "brilliant attorney - she explains the issues clearly and comes up with excellent strategies" (2013). 

  • American College of Coverage and Extracontractual Counsel (2014) – Elected as counsel to an organization that is composed of preeminent coverage and extracontractual counsel in the United States and Canada who represent the interests of both insurers and policyholders.

  • Distinguished Service Award (2014) – Presented by The New Jersey Institute for Continuing Legal Education

  • Recipient of the New Jersey Women Lawyers Association Women's Initiative and Leaders in Law Platinum Award for the Private Sector (2013) – Bestowed on individuals for their exceptional achievements, the development of the legal profession, and their sustained contributions to gender equity challenges and other issues unique to women in the legal profession.

  • New Jersey Commission on Professionalism in the Law (2008) – Awarded the Professional Lawyer of the Year Award, which acknowledges conduct, competence and demeanor that set an example for others in the profession.
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Speaking Engagements

  • Panelist, "Are You Covered for Cyber Security Risks: A Discussion of Traditional and 'New' Cyber Insurance Policies," Lowenstein Sandler & ARC EXCESS & SURPLUS, LLC Program, March 12, 2015

  • Speaker, "Critical Considerations Associated with D&O Insurance Policies", NJICLE, Insurance Law Update’s: Hot Button Issues in Insurance Law, January 16, 2015

  • Moderator & Panelist, "Insurance Coverage for Faulty Workmanship? Tips to Understand the Insurer and Insured Positions," New Jersey Institute for Continuing Legal Education and New Jersey State Bar Association’s "Construction Law in 2014: Handling the Construction Defect Case" Seminar, June 4, 2014 
  • Panelist, "D&O Insurance Coverage: What You Need to Know When the Government Comes Knocking," NJCCA and Lowenstein Sandler Life Sciences Breakfast Series, May 29, 2014  

  • Speaker, "Drafting and Understanding Indemnification Provisions," The 2014 Business Law & Corporate Counsel Symposium, April 4, 2014

  • Panelist, "Insurance Policies in the Bankruptcy Context: An Asset or Anchor," American Bar Association Insurance Coverage Litigation Committee CLE Seminar, March 5-8, 2014  


Cyber Insurance Policies: Are They Worth the Money?
CFO, March 30, 2015
Lynda Bennett
The Policyholder’s Duty to Cooperate: An Important Issue to Handle with Care
Insurance Coverage Alert, March 17, 2015
Lynda Bennett, Megan Treseder
Cyber Security and Insurance Coverage Protection: The Perfect Time for an Audit
FC&S Legal: The Insurance Coverage Law Information Center, February 23, 2015
Lynda Bennett
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Press Mentions

Lynda Bennett is quoted in Millionaire Corner regarding the early stages of evaluating the claims history associated with cyber insurance policies. , Millionaire Corner , April 1, 2015
In Law360, Lynda Bennett comments on the New Jersey Supreme Court’s refusal to alter the judicial standard around bad faith claims in insurance coverage disputes and how the decision prevents policyholders from acquiring important information that reflects the insurers decision-making processes. , Law360 , February 27, 2015
Lowenstein Sandler is representing The Estée Lauder Companies Inc., one of the world’s leading manufacturers and marketers of quality skin care, makeup, fragrance and hair care products, in its pending acquisition of GLAMGLOW, the Hollywood skin care brand focused on fast-acting treatment masks designed to deliver stunning, camera-ready results. Terms of the deal were not disclosed. The acquisition is expected to close in February 2015. The Lowenstein team includes Marita A. Makinen, Seth T. Goldsamt, Michele J. Alexander, Lynda A. Bennett, Jeffrey Blumenfeld, David Leit, Christine Osvald-Mruz, Matt Savare, Jeffrey M. Shapiro, Jack Sidorov, Jeri L. Abrams, Julie Levinson Werner, David Toma, Lesley Pruzansky Adamo, Kimberly Donnelly, Annie Nazarian, and Marisa A. White. , December 19, 2014
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May 5, 2015
MFA Compliance 2015

Related Areas

Commercial & Business Litigation
Insurance Coverage


Valparaiso University School of Law ( J.D. , 1994 ) , magna cum laude, Executive Editor, Valparaiso Law Review
Susquehanna University ( B.A. , 1991 ) , cum laude

Bar Admissions

New York
New Jersey

Court Admissions

1995 , U.S. District Court, District of New Jersey
1997 , U.S. District Court, Eastern District of New York
1997 , U.S. District Court, Southern District of New York


  • New Jersey State Bar Association
    • Member, Insurance Law Section Executive Committee
    • Past Chair, Insurance Law Section
    • Past Chair, Insurance Law Section Newsletter
  • New Jersey Women Lawyers Association
    • Board Member
    • Strategic Planning Advisor
    • Past President
  • Continuing Legal Education
    • Frequent lecturer on insurance-related topics