Daniel Bernstein is an associate at Arnold & Porter LLP, where his practice focuses on complex commercial litigation, corporate internal investigations, and white collar criminal defense.
Mr. Bernstein has drafted pleadings for both plaintiffs and defendants; authored dozens of briefs in trial and appellate courts around the country, including four briefs in the U.S. Supreme Court; managed multi-jurisdictional discovery and investigation processes; negotiated settlement agreements; and published numerous articles and advisories on legal issues affecting international businesses.
He currently represents or has recently represented:
- individuals and companies in investigations by the U.S. Department of Justice, the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission, and other federal, state, and self-regulatory authorities;
- foreign companies and sovereigns in U.S. litigation involving contract disputes, the Foreign Sovereign Immunities Act, and Alien Tort Statute;
- financial institutions in U.S. litigation involving mortgage-backed securities; and
- multinational companies on compliance matters involving 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, public international 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 U.S. 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.