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Gregg Bernstein

Partner
Zuckerman Spaeder LP

A partner at the Baltimore law firm of Zuckerman Spaeder since 2015, Gregg L. Bernstein’s practice includes white-collar defense, health care fraud, internal investigations, public corruption and securities and commercial litigation.

His career has included both public service and private practice. He was an assistant U.S. attorney in the Office of U.S. Attorney, District of Maryland, from 1987-91, and the state’s attorney for the City of Baltimore from 2011-15.

Bernstein has represented many clients in high-profile cases, including a former state senator who was acquitted of bribery and extortion charges, the head of a state agency whose criminal charges of misappropriating federal grant money were dismissed, and one of the largest securities funds in the world in a shareholder class-action suit.

“While I am fortunate to have had many successes in the courtroom, the accomplishment that had the most impact on the largest number of people was my work as the State’s Attorney for Baltimore City,” Bernstein said. “During my tenure, we were able to build a professional office of effective and committed prosecutors who, through their work, were able to contribute to a dramatic reduction in crime in Baltimore City.”

The community group Bernstein is most passionate about is Roca, an organization that uses counselors to help young adults in the city impacted by trauma and violence. He and his wife have worked with Roca for the past three years.

“Roca’s four-year program is designed to provide young people with the tools to change the trajectory of their lives through outreach, cognitive-behavioral change, education and employment skills training,” Bernstein said. “They have been enormously successful.”

Bernstein attended Milford Mill High School and earned his law degree at the University of Maryland Francis King Carey School of Law, where he was editor of the Maryland Law Review.

“The accomplishment that had the most impact on the largest number of people was my work as the State’s Attorney for Baltimore City.”

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