Gregory J. Bennici


  • Overview


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

    Employee and Group Benefits Litigation

    Greg 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. Greg 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

    Greg 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

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

    Complex Business Litigation

    Greg 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. He was selected as a Rising Star in the Connecticut Super Lawyers lists from 2017 to 2020.

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

  • 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
      Former Co-Chair, Young Lawyers Committee

      Defense Research Institute
    • Honors + Awards

      Honors + Awards

      Listed as a Rising Star in the Connecticut Super Lawyers list from 2017 to 2020.

      Fairfield County Business Journal, 2021 "Forty Under 40" honoree

      Recognized as a New Leader in the Law by the Connecticut Law Tribune, 2021

    • Publications


      "Insurance Policy Rescission Compendium, Connecticut," co-authored with Patrick W. Begos, published by the Defense Research Institute (DRI) (March 2019)
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      "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 13, 2021

        Connecticut Law Tribune Honors Seven Robinson+Cole Lawyers During Connecticut Legal Awards

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      • February 22, 2021

        Greg Bennici Profiled in Fairfield County Business Journal’s 2021 “40 Under Forty” Issue

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      • May 6, 2019

        Greg Bennici and Pat Begos Co-Author Chapter in 2019 DRI Rescission Compendium

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      • October 18, 2018

        51 Robinson+Cole Lawyers Recognized by Super Lawyers®

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      • 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

      • March 1, 2021

        Greg Bennici Selected for Fairfield County Business Journal’s 2021 “40 Under Forty” Recognition

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      • October 15, 2020

        47 Robinson+Cole Lawyers Recognized in Super Lawyers®

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      • August 20, 2020

        61 Robinson+Cole Lawyers Listed in The Best Lawyers in America© 2021

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      • November 18, 2019

        Robinson+Cole Receives the Diana Kleefeld Pro Bono Award from Connecticut Appleseed

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      • October 19, 2019

        52 Robinson+Cole Lawyers Recognized by Super Lawyers®

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      • October 17, 2017

        Robinson+Cole Lawyers Recognized by Super Lawyers®

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