The New York City Law Department's approximately 800 lawyers represent the City, the Mayor, other elected officials, and the City's many agencies in all affirmative and defensive civil litigation as well as juvenile delinquency proceedings brought in Family Court and Administrative Code enforcement proceedings brought in Criminal Court. As Assistant Corporation Counsel in the Affirmative Litigation Division, Doris Bernhardt '05 represents the city of New York as a plaintiff in commercial and policy-related litigation. Her practice includes a wide variety of civil matters, including contract cases, civil rights matters, and insurance-coverage litigation.
Ms. Bernhardt also co-teaches Columbia Law School's externship Representing N.Y.C. -- N.Y.C. Law Department, which introduces students to the legal issues facing attorneys who represent New York City.
Prior to joining the Law Department, Ms. Bernhardt was an associate at Paul, Weiss, Rifkind & Garrison. She earned her J.D. from Columbia Law School and a B.A from Oberlin College.
A non-pizza lunch will be served. Hosted by SJI.