Lisa Bennett joined the Office of the Vice President for Legal Affairs in August 2022. Previously, Bennett practiced appellate law as an Assistant Solicitor General in the Texas Attorney General’s Office for 7 years, where she represented the State of Texas, its agencies, and officers in appeals before the United States Supreme Court, federal courts of appeals, the Texas Supreme Court, and Texas courts of appeal. Those appeals involved a broad range of subjects including constitutional law, administrative law, environmental and energy law, taxation, workers’ compensation, torts, and others. Bennett also served as a judicial clerk for Judge William Lockhart Garwood on the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit and spent several years in private practice at Baker Botts LLP in Austin.
Bennett received her bachelor’s degree from Princeton University in 2005 and her doctor of jurisprudence degree from NYU School of Law in 2010.