Through the years, Mr. Bernstein has been the lead lawyer on a wide variety of transactions, many of them involving acquisitions or sales of publicly traded companies and acquisitions by European and Asian clients of companies in the United States. He has also acted as a regular advisor to the Boards of Directors of New York Stock Exchange-listed and other publicly traded companies. Major clients have included AB Volvo, Annaly Capital Management, Avis, Caesars World, Inc., Deutsche Lufthansa, First BanCorp, Lennar Corporation, Merrill Lynch (both in its investment banking capacity and in acquisitions of other financial firms), Takata Corporation, United Biscuits and Westwood One.
American Bar Association, Section on Business Law
Prior to joining Goodwin, Mr. Bernstein was a partner in K&L Gates, LLC. Before that he was a partner at Rogers & Wells where, before its merger with Clifford Chance, Mr. Bernstein formed the Mergers & Acquisitions Practice Group and for nine years headed the firm's Corporate Department, which consisted of all the transactional areas other than real estate and taxes, and included approximately 40% of the firm's lawyers.