He focuses his practice on complex commercial and class action litigation, including labor and employment, construction defect, contracts and unfair competition.
Mr. Bern has also provided pro bono representation and advice to national and local environmental organizations on natural resource, legislative and environmental issues.
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. He received his B.A. degree from Tufts University, where he graduated summa cum laude and was elected Phi Beta Kappa. He also earned an M.A. degree in Political Science from the University of California, Berkeley.
Following law school, Mr. Bern served as a law clerk to Judge Charles A. Legge of the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of California, and to then-Chief Judge J. Clifford Wallace of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit.