Jennifer Bennet is a Principal at Gupta Wessler PLLC, where she heads the firm’s San Francisco office and focuses on cutting-edge public interest and plaintiffs’-side appellate litigation.
Before, Jennifer was a Staff Attorney at Public Justice, a national public interest law firm dedicated to combatting social and economic injustice through high-impact litigation. Jennifer litigates precedent-setting appeals challenging predatory corporate conduct and government abuses. Her practice involves a wide range of issues, including civil rights, workers’ rights, consumer protection, court secrecy, and forced arbitration. Jennifer has briefed and argued cases in state and federal appellate courts across the country. Her recent work includes a U.S. Supreme Court victory on behalf of transportation workers fighting forced arbitration in New Prime Inc. v. Oliveira (2019), a Fifth Circuit victory on behalf of a father killed by Texas jailers, and a Ninth Circuit victory challenging corporations’ ability to seal court records that might reveal misconduct or even dangerous product defects that could threaten public safety. Jennifer earned her J.D. from Yale Law School and her B.A. summa cum laude from Yale University. She clerked for the Honorable Marsha Berzon of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit, the Honorable Jesse Furman of the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of New York, and the Honorable Vince Chhabria of the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of California. She is also a member of the advisory boards of People’s Parity Project and the Project on Predatory Student Lending.