Michael Bern, an associate in the Washington, D.C. office, focuses his practice primarily on Supreme Court and appellate matters. Mr. Bern has drafted petitions for certiorari and merits briefs focused on a variety of civil and criminal issues, including contract interpretation, administrative procedure, federal Indian law and habeas corpus.
During the 2011-2012 term, Mr. Bern served as a law clerk to Associate Justice Sonia Sotomayor of the United States Supreme Court. From 2008-2009, he also served as a law clerk to Judge Michael McConnell of the United States Court of Appeals for the Tenth Circuit. Mr. Bern also previously worked as a management consultant for four years, primarily advising pharmaceutical and biotechnology clients on their research and development, marketing, and portfolio management strategies.