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Baltimore City State’s Attorney Gregg L. Bernstein to Rejoin Zuckerman Spaeder LLP

December 16, 2014

Zuckerman Spaeder LLP is pleased to announce that current Baltimore City State’s Attorney Gregg L. Bernstein will rejoin the firm on February 2, 2015, following the completion of his term in office.

Mr. Bernstein was a partner at Zuckerman Spaeder from 2004 to 2010, until he was elected Baltimore City State’s Attorney. In that capacity, he managed an office of more than 400 prosecutors and support staff responsible for investigating and prosecuting criminal offenses throughout the City of Baltimore.

“We could not be more pleased that Gregg’s accomplished career path has led him back to Zuckerman Spaeder. He is a well-respected trial attorney whose extensive litigation experience combined with his recent years of public service will add valuable expertise for our firm and our clients,” said Graeme W. Bush, chairman of Zuckerman Spaeder.   

“Gregg is widely admired and is a terrific lawyer,” added Martin S. Himeles, Jr., managing partner of Zuckerman Spaeder’s Baltimore office. “He has long been a good friend and was a valued partner, and all of us in Baltimore are delighted that he will be rejoining the firm.”

As the nineteenth Baltimore City State's Attorney, Mr. Bernstein spearheaded a number of major initiatives to enhance the effectiveness and efficiency of the Office, and as a result, improve public safety throughout the city. He created the Major Investigations Unit to pursue repeat, violent offenders; established community prosecution teams dedicated to each of the city's neighborhoods; and launched the Special Victim's Unit to prosecute sex and domestic violence offenses more effectively. Mr. Bernstein also expanded the State’s Attorney’s Office's diversion programs for select non-violent defendants.

“The past four years as Baltimore City State’s Attorney have been an extremely rewarding and fulfilling experience, and I look forward to beginning this new phase of my professional career with the strong and talented lawyers at Zuckerman Spaeder,” said Mr. Bernstein.

Mr. Bernstein will resume his practice in the areas of white collar criminal defense, public corruption, environmental crime, and commercial litigation. Mr. Bernstein was an Assistant U.S. Attorney for the District of Maryland from 1987 to 1992 where he prosecuted a wide variety of federal criminal offenses. He is a member of the American College of Trial Lawyers, has been recognized by Chambers USA as one of “America’s Leading Lawyers for Business,” and was listed in The Best Lawyers in America for white-collar criminal defense, and in Super Lawyers.

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