Andrew Bernstein is a partner in the firm’s Litigation practice group. He is an experienced trial lawyer whose practice primarily focuses on white-collar criminal defense, government and internal investigations, enforcement actions and regulatory defense, and representing licensed professionals in misconduct and disciplinary proceedings. Andrew regularly represents corporations and individuals in grand jury and regulatory investigations, including those conducted by the U.S. Department of Justice, Securities and Exchange Commission, Commodities Futures Trading Commission, Internal Revenue Service and various state law enforcement agencies.

Andrew has tried more than 25 criminal cases to verdict in federal and state courts, ranging from allegations of fraud, embezzlement, conspiracy, racketeering and money laundering to murder and federal weapons possession. He has also litigated countless pre-trial hearings. In addition to his trial and pre-trial litigation successes, Andrew has helped many clients under government investigation or subpoena avoid criminal charges and other sanctions altogether.

Andrew frequently lectures on all matters of white-collar criminal defense, with a particular focus on representing corporations and individuals in grand jury and regulatory investigations. He has lectured extensively for the New York State Bar Association, national Continuing Legal Education (CLE) providers such as Lawline and Law Practice CLE, and for his own corporate and institutional clients.

Andrew is a faculty member of the New York State Bar Association’s Trial Academy, held yearly at various law schools in New York. For multiple years, Andrew hosted a series of criminal defense CLEs in New York City entitled “Being Heard at Hearings,” which feature some of the top criminal defense practitioners in the metro area. He has also guest lectured at the Benjamin N. Cardozo School of Law and Touro College Jacob D. Fuchsberg Law Center, and has previously served as a faculty member at The Legal Aid Society’s New Lawyer Training Program.


Prior to joining Armstrong Teasdale, Andrew served as partner and the white-collar criminal defense practice group leader at a nationally recognized securities law firm in New York City. Before that, he was a founding partner of a boutique litigation firm, as well as a trial attorney for The Legal Aid Society’s Manhattan Criminal Practice.


  • Touro College Jacob D. Fuschberg Law Center  (J.D., cum laude, 2011)
    • Moot Court Honor Board (Editor-in-chief)
    • Research Assistant to Distinguished Professor of Law, Richard Klein
  • Pennsylvania State University  (B.S., 2006)
    • Crime, Law and Justice


  • New York
  • U.S. District Court, Southern District of New York
  • U.S. District Court, Eastern District of New York

Professional Activities

  • National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers (NACDL)
  • New York State Bar Association (Criminal Justice Section, Executive Committee Member)
  • New York State Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers
  • New York Criminal Bar Association
  • Southern District of New York Criminal Justice Act Panel Member (2019-present)
  • Eastern District of New York Criminal Justice Act Panel Member (2019-2021)

Charitable and Civic Involvement

  • Eileen M. Burke Foundation (Board Member)


  • New York Metro Super Lawyers® Rising Star, White Collar Criminal Defense (2020-present)
  • New York Metro Super Lawyers® Rising Star, Criminal Defense (2017-2019)
  • Public Interest Lawyer of Year Award, Touro College Jacob D. Fuchsberg Law Center (2014)
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