Andrew M. J. Bernstein

Partner, Fox Rothschild LLP


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Andrew M. J. Bernstein: White-Collar Criminal Defense Expert

Partner, Fox Rothschild LLP

Andrew M. J. Bernstein is a prominent partner at Fox Rothschild LLP, specializing in white-collar criminal defense, government and corporate investigations, enforcement actions, and regulatory compliance. He is known for his strategic acumen and courtroom prowess, making him a trusted advocate in high-stakes legal scenarios.

Professional Expertise

Andrew’s extensive experience includes defending clients in grand jury and regulatory investigations by the DOJ, SEC, CFTC, IRS, and various state agencies. With over 25 criminal cases tried to verdict and numerous pretrial hearings, he is adept at keeping investigations out of the public eye and preventing criminal charges.

Notable Cases

Andrew’s notable successes include representing a money processing company officer in the OneCoin Ponzi scheme investigation without criminal charges, securing a Deferred Prosecution Agreement for a healthcare provider, and obtaining dismissal of all charges against a New York physician. His skillful defense strategies have led to significantly reduced sentences and favorable outcomes for many clients.

Career Highlights

Before Fox Rothschild, Andrew was a partner at a global law firm and chaired the white-collar criminal defense practice at a securities law firm. He co-founded a boutique litigation firm and began his career as a trial attorney for The Legal Aid Society’s Manhattan Criminal Practice. He holds a J.D., cum laude, from Touro Law Center and a B.A. from Pennsylvania State University, and is admitted to practice in New York and various federal districts.

Awards and Recognition

Andrew’s excellence is recognized with accolades such as New York Metro Super Lawyers Rising Star in White Collar Criminal Defense (2020-present) and Criminal Defense (2017-2019). He received the Public Interest Lawyer of the Year Award from Touro College Jacob D. Fuchsberg Law Center in 2014.

Media and Publications

A respected lecturer and commentator, Andrew frequently speaks on white-collar criminal defense for the NYSBA and other CLE providers. He has appeared on Yahoo News, News Nation, and The American Banker, offering insights on legal matters. His podcast episode “Vintage or Trendsetting? The SDNY’s Whistleblower Pilot Program” provides critical analysis of the DOJ’s program.

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