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Bernard M. Resser
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New York Attorney
Bernard M. Resser

Phone: 212.687.6262


Languages: English

Bernard M. (Bernie) Resser is a nationally recognized, first-chair litigator. As a former federal prosecutor with over 40 years of significant litigation experience, he delivers winning results for a diverse and sophisticated business clientele. His revolutionary use of state-of-the-art technology serves to maintain his on-going success.

Bernie’s client-centric approach expeditiously achieves successful dispute resolution through strategic motions and mediation and, when necessary, trials and appeals. His litigation practice encompasses disputes involving business, intellectual property, and real estate matters across a broad range of industries. Additionally, Bernie routinely counsels clients in various industries to avoid litigation and manage their legal spend.

Bernie also brings valuable experience as a former United States Department of Justice attorney to the firm’s internal investigations, regulatory enforcement, and white-collar practices.

Bernie’s successful use of cutting-edge technology presentation methods and his consistent favorable results has led to being featured in such publications as, the National Law Journal,, The New York Times, Los Angeles Times and the Los Angeles Daily Journal. He has been recognized in Best Lawyers in America for Commercial Litigation, in Southern California Super Lawyer for Business Litigation for over a decade and has an “AV Preeminent” peer review rating in Martindale, the highest rating in the legal profession for professional excellence and ethical standards.

Prior to joining Barton, Bernie was Partner at Greenberg Glusker Fields Claman & Machtinger LLP in Los Angeles.


  • Arbitration
  • Commercial Litigation
  • Intellectual Property Litigation
  • Labor & Employment Disputes
  • Securities Litigation, Regulatory Investigations, and Enforcement

Industry Experience:

  • Advertising, Marketing, and Public Relations
  • Cannabis
  • Construction
  • Finance
  • Food and Hospitality
  • Insurance
  • Investment Management
  • Real Estate
  • Technology


  • University of California, Los Angeles School of Law, J.D.
  • University of California, Los Angeles, B.A.


  • State of California
  • All State and Federal Courts in California
  • Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals


  • American Bar Association, Litigation Section
  • Chair, Primerus Business Law Institute – North America, Executive Committee


  • Listed, Best Lawyers in America, Commercial Litigation, 2022
  • Listed, Southern California Super Lawyers, in Business Litigation, 2005-2016
  • Listed, Super Lawyers Corporate Counsel/Business Edition, 2005 – 2012
  • Listed, Five dragons (highest rating), Lawdragon
  • Listed, Leading Plaintiffs’ Lawyer in Lawdragon 3000 Guide, 2007
  • Rated, “AV Preeminent 5.0 out of 5,” Martindale Hubbell



  • “Dispute Resolution Provisions: One Size Does Not Fit All.” Webinar – 1 Hour of General California MCLE Credit. (January 26, 2021).
  • “The Room Where It Happens: Building Relationships in a Digital Age.” Panelist. International Society of Primerus Law Firms Webinar Series. (November 19, 2020).
  • “International Internet Regulation.” Moderator. Association of Corporate Counsel (ACC) Annual Meeting. Phoenix, AZ. (October 28, 2019).
  • “ACC (ILA) International Dispute Resolution Tips, Tricks and Traps.” Panelist and Moderator. Association of Corporate Counsel Webinar. (September 12, 2019).
  • “International Arbitration.” Panelist. 2018 Primerus International Convocation. Miami, FL. (May 3-5, 2018).
  • “One Size Does Not Fit All: Best Practices for Using Contract Templates and Implementing Standard Policies in Multinational Companies.” 2017 ACC Annual Meeting. Washington, D.C. (October 15, 2017).
  • “Avoiding the Landmines.” Presenter. 2017 Young Lawyers Section Boot Camp – International Society of Primerus Law Firms. Las Vegas, NV. (February 8-10, 2017).
  • “Due Diligence of Real Estate Assets in Connection with Merger and Acquisition Transactions.” Faculty. 2015 ACC Annual Meeting. Boston, MA. (October 19, 2015).
  • “Notable Data Security Breaches and Lessons Learned.” Speaker. 2015 Primerus Business Law Institute Symposium Faculty. (June 11, 2015).
  • “Using Receivers to Sell Distressed Property.” Speaker. Special Assets Management Association 2015 6th Annual Conference Faculty. (May 29, 2015).

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Law Firm Contact: Roger E. Barton

Tel: 212.687.6262

Fax: 212.687.3667



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