Chambers USA recognized the firm as a “powerhouse in the capital markets space.”
Tessa Bernhardt advises clients on a full spectrum of complex corporate transactions and shareholder activism.
Ms. Bernhardt combines extensive experience and her ability to distill sophisticated concepts into practical advice to guide public companies, multinational corporations, private equity sponsors, and special committees of boards of directors on:
- Public and private mergers and acquisitions
- Controlling and minority investments
- Corporate governance
- Activism defense
She strategizes with skill in high stakes situations and represents both buy-side and sell-side clients in multijurisdictional transactions across a range of industries.
A recognized leader at the firm, Ms. Bernhardt previously served as local leader of the Women Lawyers Group and on the global Associates Committee.
She maintains an active pro bono practice, including helping clients establish nonprofits, advising an Afghan refugee on asylum proceedings, and providing guidance on California wildfire insurance claims.