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Bernard Nash

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Bernard Nash is a pioneer in the representation of corporate clients before state attorneys general, forming the first state AG practice 40 years ago and founding Cozen O’Connor’s State AG Practice in 2015. Under Bernie’s leadership it has become the country’s largest and premier practice devoted to defending companies being investigated or sued by state AGs and resolving state AG disputes.

Bernie has litigated or favorably settled multiple billion-dollar cases and other high-stakes matters involving all 50 states; successfully shepherded multi-billion-dollar mergers through the state AG approval process; litigated multiple First Amendment cases; and argued before the U.S. Supreme Court. His clients include market-leading multi-national corporations in the telecommunications, financial services, technology & software, retail, energy, automotive, hospitality and pharmaceuticals industries.

Bernie received his J.D. from Brooklyn Law School, where he was Associate Editor of the Brooklyn Law Review. In 2018, he received Brooklyn Law's Lifetime Achievement Award.


Former trial attorney and special counsel for the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission.

Counsel to the U.S. Senate Subcommittee on Antitrust and Monopoly from 1971 - 77, in which capacity he drafted the Hart-Scott-Rodino Antitrust Act of 1976.



Brooklyn Law School, cum laude, (J.D., 1966); CCNY (BBA, 1963).