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James Bernard Named 2017 Litigation Trailblazer by the National Law Journal

New York, NY, November 15, 2017 – James Bernard, partner in Stroock’s Litigation Group, has been named one of The National Law Journal’s 2017 Litigation Trailblazers, an honor given to only 25 litigators across the country who have helped make a difference in the fight for justice. 
Mr. Bernard’s career was profiled in a special supplement to the November issue of The National Law Journal, including his representation of a group of judgment creditors in the 650 Fifth Avenue Co. trial. In June, a jury in a related civil forfeiture action found that the Alavi Foundation engaged in money laundering through its partnership with Assa Corp., which was found to be a shell company for an Iranian bank, and ordered Alavi to turn over more than $1 billion in real estate assets. The profile also spotlighted Mr. Bernard’s representation of a leading financial institution in a Second Circuit case earlier this year, in a purported class action over how attorneys’ fees are charged in mortgage foreclosure cases.
Mr. Bernard's practice focuses on financial services and general commercial litigation, including securities and consumer class actions, audit malpractice and related issues, and representing clients before the New York State Attorney General’s Office. He also works on commodities and derivatives matters and represents defendants in a variety of white-collar criminal law matters.
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Stroock provides strategic transactional, regulatory and litigation advice to advance the business objectives of leading financial institutions, multinational corporations and entrepreneurial businesses in the U.S. and globally.  With a rich history dating back 140 years, the firm has offices in New York, Los Angeles, Miami and Washington, DC.