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Chad D. Bernard

Principal
San Diego

P 619-573-4915
F 619-573-4901
BernardC@jacksonlewis.com

Biography

Chad D. Bernard is a Principal in the San Diego, California, office of Jackson Lewis P.C. He has represented employers and individual defendants in all types of employment litigation, including discrimination on the basis of sex, race, age, religion, sexual orientation, disability and retaliation and wrongful termination as well as wage and hour actions.

Mr. Bernard has extensive experience in class action and representative action litigations, including over 70 class actions in California alone. In addition, Mr. Bernard has handled class-wide arbitrations and mediations as well as administrative hearings before state and federal agencies. Mr. Bernard regularly speaks on topics regarding class action litigation and arbitration actions.

Mr. Bernard was an adjunct professor at U.C. Hastings College of the Law from 2000 to 2004, teaching Legal Writing & Research and Moot Court courses and was an adjunct professor at the University of Southern California Law School, teaching legal writing and oral advocacy from 2004 to 2006.

Prior to joining Jackson Lewis, Mr. Bernard was a Deputy District Attorney for the County of Alameda, where he tried over 35 jury trials and 250 court hearings, and practiced securities and employment law at law firms in San Francisco and Walnut Creek, California.

While attending law school, Mr. Bernard was staff writer and editor for the Pacific Law Journal and was a managing editor for the Transnational Lawyer.

Professional Associations and Activities

  • American Bar Association
  • Association of Corporate Counsel
  • Bar Association of San Francisco
  • Los Angeles County Bar Association
  • San Diego Bar Association

Pro Bono and Community Involvement

  • Sierra Madre Little League, Past Board Member
  • Sierra Madre Community Foundation, Past Board Member
  • Tournament of Roses Association, Member

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December 19, 2016

Class Action Trends Report Winter 2016

December 19, 2016

Our quarterly report discusses new developments in class action litigation and offers strategic guidance and tactical tips on how to defend such claims. This issue covers the following topics: Defending class discrimination claims Disparate treatment vs. disparate impact The legislation The case law Prevention pointer... Read More

September 28, 2016

Class Action Trends Report Fall 2016

September 28, 2016

Our quarterly report discusses new developments in class action litigation and offers strategic guidance and tactical tips on how to defend such claims. This issue covers the following topics: “Class” claims, EEOC-style When private plaintiffs pile on The legislation The caselaw Regulatory roundup... Read More

June 28, 2016

Class Action Trends Report Summer 2016

June 28, 2016

Our quarterly report discusses new developments in class action litigation and offers strategic guidance and tactical tips on how to defend such claims. This issue covers the following topics: Your shield, their sword? Prevention pointer: Time to audit your arbitration agreement practices? Only in California? The caselaw... Read More

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