Robert S. Bennett: Washington’s Leading Lawyer for Powerful People Caught a Scandal

From a New York Times obit by Neil A. Lewis headlined “Robert S. Bennett, Washington’s Go-to Lawyer in a Scandal. Dies at 84”:

Robert S. Bennett, one of the nation’s leading criminal defense lawyers, who was known for his representation of the powerful and celebrated caught up in scandals, died on Sunday at his home in Washington.

Mr. Bennett most famously represented President Bill Clinton when he was mired in trouble after lying about having had an intimate relationship with a young White House intern, Monica Lewinsky. Mr. Bennett was initially the president’s personal lawyer in a lawsuit brought by Paula Jones that triggered the scandal. Ms. Jones, an Arkansas state clerical worker, contended that when Mr. Clinton was the state’s governor, he made unwanted sexual advances to her in a Little Rock hotel room.