Daniel Bernstein

Daniel Bernstein

Senior Attorney

Daniel Bernstein represents clients in complex litigation, internal investigations, and government enforcement actions. He also counsels companies on ethics and compliance programs related to anti-corruption laws, including the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act (FCPA), and other laws affecting international businesses.

Mr. Bernstein handles a variety of commercial disputes, many of which involve significant public policy and/or international dimensions. He regularly drafts pleadings and briefs in trial and appellate courts (including the US Supreme Court), and handles electronic discovery, depositions, hearings, expert witnesses, settlement negotiations, mediations, arbitrations and trials.

Mr. Bernstein serves as Associate Editor of Arnold & Porter's Enforcement Edge Blog.

Mr. Bernstein also helps individuals and companies navigate investigations by the US Department of Justice (DOJ), the US Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC), and other federal, state, and self-regulatory authorities. He has served as Managing Editor of the firm's semi-annual publication on Global Anti-Corruption Insights, which covers developments relating to the FCPA and other anti-corruption laws.

In law school, Mr. Bernstein was as an Articles Editor on the Stanford Law Review. Between college and law school, Mr, Bernstein studied international relations in Delhi, India through the Yale University Fox International Fellowship.


  • Multinational manufacturer in FCPA/anti-corruption investigation conducted by DOJ, SEC, and Brazilian authorities, as well as collateral litigation, related to "Operation Car Wash."
  • Multiple global technology companies in anti-corruption and trade controls compliance counseling, due diligence, and program design and implementation.
  • Global pharmaceutical company in bribery and bid-rigging investigation.
  • Food supply company in internal investigation into allegations of bribery in connection with company's business in Eastern Europe.
  • Consumer products company in FCPA and related securities law investigations conducted by the DOJ and SEC.
  • Individual in FCPA investigation related to defense contracting in Latin America.


DOJ Announces Anticorruption Task Force Initiative Focused on Latin America
Enforcement Edge: Shining Light on Government Enforcement
Despite Slow Start to Year, Aggressive FCPA Enforcement Likely Not Far Away
Enforcement Edge: Shining Light on Government Enforcement
Global Anti-Corruption Insights: Summer 2021
Update on Recent Enforcement, Litigation, and Compliance Developments
President Biden Makes the Fight Against Corruption a National Security Imperative, Signals Areas of Focus for His Administration
Enforcement Edge: Shining Light on Government Enforcement
Start Preparing For Germany's Corporate Sanctions Act
Compliance Law360, Corporate Crime & Compliance UK Law360, Environmental Law360, Fintech Law360, International Arbitration Law360, International Trade Law360, Product Liability Law360, Securities Law360, Tax Law360, Transportation Law360, White Collar Law360


  • JD, Stanford Law School, 2009
  • BA, Yale University, 2005, magna cum laude
  • New York
  • US District Court, Southern District of New York
  • US District Court, District of Columbia
  • US Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit
  • US Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit
  • US Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit
  • US District Court, Southern District of Texas
  • US District Court, Southern District of New York, The Honorable Sidney H. Stein

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