Daniel Bernstein is an Associate at Arnold & Porter LLP, where he focuses on complex commercial litigation, corporate internal investigations, and white collar criminal defense.
Mr. Bernstein has authored dozens of pleadings and briefs in trial and appellate courts around the country, including four briefs in the US Supreme Court; managed multi-jurisdictional discovery and investigations; negotiated multi-million dollar settlements; and published numerous articles and advisories on legal issues affecting international businesses.
He currently represents or has recently represented:
- foreign companies and sovereigns in matters involving contract disputes, judgment enforcement, the Foreign Sovereign Immunities Act, the Alien Tort Statute, and public international law;
- individuals and companies in investigations by the US Department of Justice, the US Securities and Exchange Commission, and other federal, state, and self-regulatory authorities;
- individuals and companies in class-action litigation;
- investment firms, as plaintiffs and defendants, in a variety of business disputes;
- financial institutions in litigation involving residential mortgage-backed securities; and
- multinational companies on compliance with the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act (FCPA) and other anti-bribery laws.
Mr. Bernstein also maintains a diverse pro bono practice covering issues such as constitutional law and land use. He was part of a legal team that successfully overturned a Pennsylvania voter-identification law, which courts found would have disenfranchised Pennsylvania voters.
From spring 2010 through fall 2011, Mr. Bernstein served as a law clerk for the Honorable Sidney H. Stein of the US District Court for the Southern District of New York.
Mr. Bernstein is a 2009 graduate of Stanford Law School, where he was an Articles Editor on the Stanford Law Review. Prior to law school, he studied international relations in India through the Yale University Fox International Fellowship. He earned his BA, magna cum laude, with distinction in political science, from Yale University in 2005.