Gregory J. Bennici

Associate

  • Overview

    Biography

    Greg Bennici is a member of the firm's Business Litigation Group. He frequently handles cases involving employee and group benefits disputes, property damage subrogation, and complex commercial disputes. 

    Employee and Group Benefits Litigation

    Mr. Bennici handles disputes related to group welfare benefits, the Employee Retirement Income Security Act (ERISA), health insurance, disability insurance, and life insurance coverage. He regularly defends claims brought against plan fiduciaries, and represents plan administrators and insurers in enforcing plan and policy terms and recovering plan assets. Mr. Bennici is a contributor to the Employee Benefits and Compensation Group’s ERISA Claim Defense Blog, a platform that offers commentary and insight on administration and evaluation and litigation of group benefits claims as well as other compliance and litigation issues involving ERISA.

    Property Damage Subrogation

    Mr. Bennici litigates large loss property damage subrogation cases involving fires, explosions, flooding, and other casualties. He represents insurers who have compensated their customers for damage pursuant to their property insurance policies, and pursues reimbursement from responsible third parties. 

    Real Estate Litigation

    Mr. Bennici represents individuals, businesses, and associations involved in litigations of real property rights, including disputes related to ownership, leasing, and condominium rights. 

    Complex Business Litigation

    Mr. Bennici has substantial experience effectively representing clients involved in complex commercial litigations before trial courts at the federal and state level, and in arbitrations and alternative dispute resolution proceedings. Mr. Bennici was selected as a Rising Star to the 2017 Connecticut Super Lawyers list.

    Mr. Bennici also represents organizations and individuals of limited means in a variety of pro bono matters. 

  • Experience
    • Experience

      Experience

      • Successfully represented American department store in action to obtain several hundred thousand dollars in damages as a result of landlord's negligence.

      • Successfully represented Fortune 15 company in domesticating $500 million foreign arbitration award.

      • Successfully represented several insurers in cases involving claims for ERISA disability benefits in which the plaintiffs alleged that the defendant insurer acted in an arbitrary and capricious manner in denying and/or terminating benefits.

      • Successfully represented several insurers in claims centered on whether a disability is due to a mental illness or physical cause. 

      • Convinced state court to expand application of Connecticut's Unfair Trade Practices Act to cases involving false representations made to Connecticut corporation by foreign agent regarding shipping and storage costs.

    • Professional Associations

      Professional Associations

      Connecticut Bar Association

      Fairfield County Bar Association
      Co-Chair, Young Lawyers Committee

      Defense Research Institute
    • Honors + Awards

      Honors + Awards

      Listed as a Rising Star to the 2017 Connecticut Super Lawyers list.

  • NEWS + PRESS
    • Publications

      Publications

      "The Probate Exception to Federal Jurisdiction," published in For the Defense, co-authored with Patrick W. Begos (August 2017)
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    • News

      R+C in the News

      • May 11, 2018

        Greg Bennici Addresses Law Day Luncheon on “Separation of Powers: Framework for Freedom”

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      • August 21, 2017

        Patrick Begos and Greg Bennici Co-author Article Published in For the Defense

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      R+C News Releases

      • October 17, 2017

        Robinson+Cole Lawyers Recognized by Super Lawyers®

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