Steve Bernard is a partner at Wilson Sonsini Goodrich & Rosati, where he specializes in representing U.S. and non-U.S. companies in domestic and cross-border public offerings, mergers and acquisitions, and SEC compliance. Steve has extensive experience in cross-border corporate transactions, including the initial public offering of Trintech Group Plc, which was the first simultaneous dual-listing of American Depositary Shares on Nasdaq and the Neuer Markt, the acquisition of Applied Learning Limited, an Australian Stock Exchange-listed company, through a scheme of arrangement, the $1.6 billion sponsored global secondary offering of American Depositary Shares by Infosys Technologies Limited, the public-to-private transaction for Transware Limited, and the structuring and implementation of Logitech International's Global Share Program.
His practice includes all aspects of public and private company representation, including private financings and corporate governance. He also has represented underwriters in numerous public offerings and investors in venture capital financings.
Prior to joining Wilson Sonsini Goodrich & Rosati, Steve practiced law with Fried, Frank, Harris, Shriver & Jacobson in New York.
- J.D., New York University School of Law, 1991
- B.A., Foreign Affairs, University of Virginia, 1988
- Named a 2009 and 2010 Northern California "Super Lawyer" by Law & Politics magazine
- State Bar of California
- State Bar of New York