Doris Bernhardt

Lecturer in Law


Doris Bernhardt is an Assistant Corporation Counsel in the Affirmative Litigation Division of the New York City Law Department.  At the Law Department, she 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.  Prior to joining the Law Department, Bernhardt was an Associate at Paul, Weiss, Rifkind & Garrison LLP.  She earned her BA in East Asian Studies from Oberlin College and her JD from Columbia Law School.