Baltimore Partner Gregg Bernstein Receives “Icon Honors” Award from the Maryland Daily Record
Zuckerman Spaeder LLP is pleased to announce that Baltimore partner Gregg L. Bernstein has received the Icon Honors Award from the Maryland Daily Record. The award recognizes “Maryland business leaders over the age of 60 for their notable success and demonstration of strong leadership both within and outside of their chosen field.”
Mr. Bernstein’s exceptional legal career has included serving as an Assistant U.S. Attorney for Maryland; election as Baltimore City’s State’s Attorney; and handling numerous high-profile and complex cases as an attorney with Zuckerman Spaeder. Mr. Bernstein re-joined the firm in 2015 after his four-year term as State’s Attorney where he managed more than 400 prosecutors and support staff responsible for investigating and prosecuting criminal offenses throughout the city of Baltimore.
Mr. Bernstein’s current practice with the firm includes white collar defense, health care fraud, internal investigations, public corruption, and securities and commercial litigation. As the Daily Record reported in its profile of him, “Bernstein has represented many clients in high-profile cases, including a former state senator who was acquitted of bribery and extortion charges, the head of a state agency whose criminal charges of misappropriating federal grant money were dismissed, and one of the largest securities funds in the world in a shareholder class-action suit.”
In discussing his work as State’s Attorney, Mr. Bernstein told the Daily Record, “During my tenure, we were able to build a professional office of effective and committed prosecutors who, through their work, were able to contribute to a dramatic reduction in crime in Baltimore City.”
The Icon Honors Award winners must also “have a sustained commitment to community service and mentoring,” and the Daily Record noted that Mr. Bernstein is passionate about Roca, “an organization that uses counselors to help young adults in the city impacted by trauma and violence.” Both he and his wife are volunteers with Roca.
Mr. Bernstein and the other winners were celebrated during a virtual awards ceremony on December 13, 2021.