Martin Bern is a partner in the San Francisco office of Munger, Tolles & Olson. He focuses his practice on complex commercial litigation and class actions. As part of his litigation practice, Mr. Bern counsels clients, litigates and negotiates settlements in the following substantive areas: employment, product liability, environmental torts and contracts.
Mr. Bern has also provided pro bono representation to impoverished individuals in the San Francisco area in areas of debt collection, landlord tenant disputes, civil rights and immigration.
He received his B.A. degree from Tufts University, where he graduated summa cum laude and was elected Phi Beta Kappa. He earned an M.A. degree in political science from the University of California, Berkeley. Mr. Bern received his J.D. degree from University of California, Berkeley where he graduated Order of the Coif, was awarded the J. Edgar Hoover Prize and published an article in the Ecology Law Quarterly on environmental ethics.
Following law school, Mr. Bern served as a law clerk to Judge Charles A. Legge of the United States District Court, Northern District of California, and to Judge J. Clifford Wallace of the United States Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit.