Presiding Justice Gerald J. Whalen announced today that Mark W. Bennett has been appointed to serve as the Clerk of the Appellate Division, Fourth Department effective September 28, 2017. Mr. Bennett previously served the Court as a two-year Court Attorney, Deputy Chief Appellate Court Attorney, Confidential Clerk to the Honorable Stephen K. Lindley, and finally Chief Appellate Court Attorney.

Early in his career, Mr. Bennett worked as an associate in the antitrust practice group in both the Washington, DC and New York offices of Rogers & Wells, and thereafter he practiced commercial litigation in the Rochester office of Nixon Peabody. He is a member of the New York State and Monroe County Bar Associations, and has served the MCBA as Dean of the Academy of Law, Chair of the Lawyers for Learning Committee, and member of the Board of Trustees and the Executive, Ethics and Nominating Committees.

Mr. Bennett is a graduate of St. Lawrence University, where he spent his senior year abroad as an exchange student in Soviet Moscow. He received his law degree from Georgetown University, from which he also received a masters degree in international affairs. Mr. Bennett lives in Brighton with his wife, Dr. Barbara Lowe, and his two children, Brendon and Carol.

Follow the Court on Twitter @NYAPPDIV4 for timely alerts on decisions, arguments and other news.

  Comment  Share your thoughts, comments or suggestions as part of the Court's Excellence Initiative.