Bennett Rawicki is a litigation associate in Gibson Dunn’s Dallas office who helps clients creatively and efficiently handle lawsuits and navigate any area of the law. He specializes in antitrust, consumer protection, and constitutional law, but has helped clients with issues as disparate as the CARES Act, cybersecurity, free speech, business licensing, and regulations governing workers, telecommunications, and aviation.
- Conceived and drafted argument that won a motion to dismiss for a major pharmaceutical company against a multimillion-dollar antitrust lawsuit that had received coverage in the Wall Street Journal and other major outlets
- Negotiated early exit to lease that would have bankrupted client
- Led team of experts and fact witnesses in successfully responding to FTC investigation of a major e-commerce company’s cybersecurity practices
- Deposed former FDA Commissioner in antitrust case
- Conducted internal investigation of misused funds for a client’s board of directors
- Compiled nationwide analysis of credit repair laws to advise a client’s business decision
- Helped repel preliminary injunction sought by Southwest Airlines so that Delta Air Lines could continue operating at Dallas Love Field Airport
- Orally argued appeal in the 7th Circuit that sought to uphold the right to a public trial
- Served stints as primary legal counsel for Klyde Warren Park, University of Dallas, and a pregnancy center
- Founded the non-profit app Nutu Unglue to help nudge students out of binge use of devices
- President-Elect of Dallas’s Catholic lawyers organization, the St. Thomas More Society
Prior to joining Gibson Dunn, Mr. Rawicki clerked for Chief Judge Sidney A. Fitzwater of the Northern District of Texas. Mr. Rawicki received his law degree summa cum laude from SMU Dedman School of Law, where he served on the SMU Law Review, earned induction into the Order of the Coif and National Order of Barristers, and won the Wilson Herndon Memorial Antitrust Law Award. He received a bachelor’s degree in political philosophy summa cum laude from the University of Dallas, where he also played NCAA soccer.
Publications and Presentations
- “Numerosity Analysis Fix Can Improve Class Cert. Decisions,” Law360 (July 2020)
- “Taking Stock of FTC Cybersecurity Enforcement After the Equifax Settlement,” WLF Legal Pulse (Aug. 2019)
- “The Eleventh Circuit Limits the FTC’s Authority to Challenge Practices as ‘Unfair,’” WLF Legal Pulse (June 2018)
- “Compliance with U.S. Antitrust Law for International Joint Ventures,” ABA Antitrust in the Americas Conference (June 2017)
- “No Anti-Competitive Intent, No Treble Damages: A Proposal,” Law360 (Jan. 2017)
- “Welcome News from the SEC on Forum Selection,” National Law Journal (June 2015)
- Panelist for The Difference Between the SEC Bringing a Civil Action in Federal Court or an Administrative Proceeding, New York City Bar (Mar. 2015)
- “The Equal Protection Limitation on the SEC’s Choice of Forum for Enforcement Actions,” New York City Bar (Mar. 2015)
- “The Dodd-Frank Act and SEC Enforcement—The Significant Expansions and Remaining Limitations on the SEC’s Enforcement Scope and Arsenal,” 41 Securities Regulation Law Journal 35 (2013)
Mr. Rawicki is a member of the State Bar of Texas and has been admitted to practice before several federal courts.