Alan Bennett

Alan Bennett is a 1969 Honors graduate of the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences. He subsequently received his JD degree from Columbia University School of Law in 1972. He began his legal career as associate chief counsel at the Food and Drug Administration, then was Counsel to the U.S. Senate Governmental Affairs Committee. After leaving the Hill, he founded a 22 lawyer firm, which eventually merged into a large law firm, Ropes & Gray. His practice emphasized policy, legislation and regulatory matters, mostly involving the FDA. Alan retired from the active practice of law in 2017