Sichenzia Ross Ference LLP Adds Andrew Bernstein as Partner to Lead White-Collar Criminal Defense Practice
Press Release – New York, NY – May 4, 2020 – Sichenzia Ross Ference, a leading securities and corporate law firm, announced today that Andrew Bernstein will join the firm as a Partner, leading the Firm’s white-collar criminal defense practice.
Andrew is an experienced federal and state trial lawyer. His practice focuses on white-collar criminal defense, government and internal investigations, and representing licensed professionals in misconduct and disciplinary proceedings. Andrew has tried over twenty-five criminal cases to verdict in federal and state courts, ranging from allegations of fraud, embezzlement, conspiracy, racketeering, and money laundering to allegations of murder and federal weapons possession. In addition to his trial and pre-trial litigation successes, Andrew has helped many clients under government investigation or subpoena avoid charges altogether.
“SRF offers a great opportunity and platform to expand my practice while giving SRF a new area of expertise to better serve their diverse clientele. I am excited to join a nationally-recognized corporate and securities law firm with such a deep roster of innovative clients,” said Mr. Bernstein. “I am confident that my experience, coupled with SRF’s reputation for excellence, will help me to continue to grow the firm’s national practice.”
Prior to joining the Firm, Andrew was a founding Partner of a boutique criminal defense and civil rights firm, Bernstein Clarke & Moskovitz, PLLC. Before entering private practice, Andrew began his legal career as a Trial Attorney at The Legal Aid Society’s Manhattan Criminal Defense Practice. As a Trial Attorney at The Legal Aid Society he represented over 1,500 clients facing a range of consequences from life sentences to non-incarceratory sanctions.
Michael Ference, chairman of SRF’s Executive Committee, welcomed the addition, saying, “We enthusiastically welcome Andrew on board. Andrew’s experience and skill-set is integral to further expanding the Firm’s diverse areas of practice and I know that Andrew will be a great addition to the Firm.”
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