Attorney and Partner at Alston & Bird
He is currently the chair of the firm’s Products Liability Group, and former chair of the firm’s management committee. He concentrates his practice on complex disputes including commercial litigation, products liability and toxic tort lawsuits. Bernard is also a Fellow of the American College of Trial Lawyers. He is a member of the American Bar Association, the Georgia Bar Association, the Gate City Bar Association, and the Atlanta Bar Association. In addition to his professional work, Bernard has a long history of volunteer and philanthropic leadership in the community. He serves on multiple boards, including at Agnes Scott College, the World Affairs Council, the Anti-Defamation League, and he is a trustee of the Vassar Woolley Foundation. He was previously the Chair of the DeKalb County, Georgia Chapter of 100 Black Men of America.
Bernard has been involved with the U.S. Fund for UNICEF since 2007 and currently serves as the Chair of the Southeast Regional Board. In addition to his board service, Bernard has travelled to the field with UNICEF three times (to Madagascar, Tanzania, and Rwanda), and is also helping to lead the efforts on the African-American Initiative.