Andrew M. J. Bernstein
Andrew M. J. Bernstein is an experienced federal and state trial lawyer. Andrew specializes in criminal defense with a focus on white-collar criminal defense, government and internal investigations, and regulatory compliance. He has tried numerous criminal cases to verdict in federal and state court, ranging from fraud and embezzlement to attempted murder and federal weapons possession.
Due to his strong reputation, attorneys in other areas of law often refer their clients’ criminal matters to Andrew. Clients appreciate his level of personal attention and discretion. Andrew represents a full range of clients, including corporations, CEOs, doctors, lawyers, artists, and musicians. Andrew is also a member of the prestigious Criminal Justice Act (CJA) Panels in both the Southern and Eastern Districts of New York, where he represents indigent federal criminal defendants.
Prior to co-founding Bernstein Clarke & Moskovitz, PLLC, Andrew was a founding partner at Bernstein & Clarke, PLLC. Before entering private practice, Andrew was a Trial Attorney at The Legal Aid Society’s Manhattan Criminal Defense Practice.
U.S. District Court for the Southern District of New York
U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of New York
2019 Super Lawyers, Rising Star in White-Collar Criminal Defense (New York Metro Area)
2017-2018 Super Lawyers, Rising Star in Criminal Defense (New York Metro Area)
2014 Public Interest Lawyer of the Year Award, Touro Law School
ASSociations / memberships
Criminal Justice Act Panel for the Southern District of New York (January 2019 - Present)
Criminal Justice Act Panel for the Eastern District of New York (January 2019 - Present)
Criminal Justice Act Panel for the Southern District of New York Mentorship Program, Mentee (2016-2018) New York State Bar Association, Executive Committee Member of the Criminal Justice Section National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers New York State Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers Eileen M. Burke Foundation, Board Member
Touro Law School, J.D. cum laude 2011
- Editor-in-Chief, Moot Court Honors Society - Research Assistant to the Bruce K. Gould Distinguished Professor of Law Richard Daniel Klein; Race and the Doctrine of Self Defense: The Role of Race in Determining the Proper Use of Force to Protect Oneself – Journal of Race, Gender, and Ethnicity (November 2009) - 1st Place and Top Advocate, 27th Annual Bainbridge Moot Court Competition - Revson Public Interest Law Fellow - Top Student in the Study of Advanced Criminal Law - Top Student in the Study of Justice
The Pennsylvania State University, B.A. (Crime, Law, and Justice) 2006