Andrew R. Bernstein is a Senior Special Counsel in the Office of Derivatives Policy in the Division of Trading and Markets, where he works on drafting new rules necessary to implement the OTC derivatives reforms in Title VII of the Dodd Frank Act. He also plays a leading role on the cross-divisional and interagency teams responsible for the Volcker Rule. In addition, Andrew provides interpretive advice on the regulatory treatment of novel derivatives products under the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, and administering new product provisions contained in the Dodd-Frank Act. Prior to holding his current position, Andrew was a Branch Chief in the Office of Chief Counsel and a Special Counsel in the Office of Clearance and Settlement, both of which are also in the Division of Trading and Markets.
Prior to joining the SEC in 2010, Andrew practiced securities and corporate law at Sullivan & Cromwell LLP. Andrew received a Bachelor of Science from the College of Agriculture and Life Science at Cornell University in 1995, and a Juris Doctor, magna cum laude, from American University Washington College of Law in 2005.