James Bernard is a partner in the Litigation Department of Stroock & Stroock & Lavan LLP. His practice covers a range of litigation areas (most recently he has been representing Grant Thornton International in the MDL litigations arising from the collapse of Parmalat), including securities fraud, audit malpractice, RICO, Attorney General investigations and other complex litigation matters. He has also worked on commodities and derivatives litigations and white-collar criminal law, and has published extensively on the latter. In addition, he is an adjunct Professor of Professional Responsibility at Fordham University School of Law. He is also co-general counsel at Stroock. He graduated magna cum laude from Bowdoin College in 1989, and cum laude from Fordham University School of Law in 1995, where he was elected to the Order of the Coif. He was a law clerk to the Hon. Loretta A. Preska from 1997 to 1998, and the Hon. Alvin K. Hellerstein from 1998 to 1999, both of the United States District Court for the Southern District of New York.