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Mitch Bernard, Director of Litigation, New York City

Mitch Bernard
Mitchell Bernard is NRDC's Litigation Director. At NRDC, he has successfully litigated water, air, toxics, and environmental justice cases against Texaco, Mallinckrodt, Duke Energy, and a variety of government agencies. From 1995-98, as a monitor appointed by United States District Judge John S. Martin, Jr., he oversaw the creation and implementation of an environmental compliance program at Con Edison. He later served as a consultant to the United States Attorney for the Southern District of New York. He is a graduate of Princeton University and New York University School of Law, where he was a Hays Civil Liberties Fellow. He was a law clerk in the United States Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit.

Recent Posts

NRDC Litigator Named One of Top 50 Young Attorneys in California

Posted June 5, 2012 by Mitch Bernard

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Today, my NRDC Litigation Team colleague Selena Kyle is being recognized by The Recorder as one of the top 50 young lawyers in California—a select group of attorneys the legal newspaper selected because their “early accomplishments indicate they will be...continued

Frances Beinecke is an independent member of the Oil Spill Commission

Posted June 24, 2010 by Mitch Bernard


We at NRDC were honored that President Obama chose NRDC’s President, Frances Beinecke, to serve on the National Commission on the BP Deepwater Horizon Oil Spill and Offshore Drilling. NRDC was one of many voices calling for establishment of the...continued


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