David H. Bernstein, chair of the Intellectual Property Litigation Practice at Debevoise & Plimpton, is widely recognized as one of the leading trademark and advertising litigators in the United States. Mr. Bernstein is ranked in the top tier by Chambers USA, which notes that he is “a luminary in the field” and “is roundly considered to be one of the finest trademark litigators in the nation.” Mr. Bernstein is also recognized by The Legal 500 US, where he is seen as “a brilliant litigator,” and “the dean” of the IP litigation bar, and is ranked in the top tier in the World Trademark Review 1000, where sources note that he is undoubtedly one of if not the best trademark lawyer in the country.” Mr. Bernstein has been Counsel to and a Director of the International Trademark Association, is a frequent author and speaker on intellectual property issues, and has served as a neutral in ADR proceedings administered by the London Court of International Arbitration, the World Intellectual Property Organization, the International Institute for Conflict Prevention and Resolution, the International Centre for Dispute Resolution, the Hong Kong International Arbitration Centre, the National Arbitration Forum, and the Czech Arbitration Court. Managing Intellectual Property magazine has selected Mr. Bernstein as the Outstanding IP Litigator of the Year, The International Trademark Association has awarded Mr. Bernstein the President’s Award, and the International Who’s Who of Trademark Lawyers has selected Mr. Bernstein as one of the top ten trademark lawyers in the world.
AB, Princeton University (1985)
MSc, London School of Economics and Political Science (1986)
JD, Yale Law School (1989)