Benedict S. Bernstein

Associate, Washington, DC



Benedict Bernstein is a litigator who works with a wide variety of clients including foreign sovereigns, state-owned enterprises, federal defense contractors, and private companies in the resolution of complex disputes. Benedict has aided in defending clients in arbitration proceedings and before federal district and appellate courts, U.S. federal agencies, the U.S. Court of International Trade, and the U.S. Supreme Court.

During law school, Benedict interned with the Appellate Staff of the Civil Division of the U.S. Department of Justice, Chief Judge Susan G. Braden of the U.S. Court of Federal Claims, Judge Rosslyn R. Mauskopf of the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of New York, and the Knight First Amendment Institute at Columbia University.

Benedict previously worked for several years at a leading financial-industry consulting firm advising the world's largest and most complex financial institutions on a variety of risk and regulatory issues. In that role, Benedict relocated to Beijing, where he advised the largest Chinese banks on issues related to anti-money laundering, sanctions compliance, and other issues of particular importance to U.S. and international financial regulators. Benedict has also worked at the United Nations Department of Safety and Security in Damascus, Syria and at the U.S. Senate Committee on Foreign Relations.

Bars and Courts
District of Columbia Bar
Virginia State Bar
US District Court for the Eastern District of Virginia
US District Court for the Western District of Virginia
Columbia Law School
MPhil in Islamic Studies & History
Christ Church, Oxford University
Wesleyan University