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H. Bruce Bernstein


Current Position

Senior Counsel (Retired)
Sidley Austin LLP
Chicago, IL 60603

Class: IV (1993)Circuit: Seventh


Cornell University, A.B. (1965)
Harvard Law School, J.D. (1968)

Professional Career

Sidley Austin LLP (2006-)
Sidley Austin Brown & Wood (2001-05)
Sidley & Austin (1972-01)
Leibman, Williams, Bennett, Baird & Minow (1968-72)


American Bar Association
Illinois State Bar Association, Former Chair, Commercial, Banking and Bankruptcy Law Section
Chicago Bar Association, Former Co-Chair and Chair, Uniform Commercial Code Committee
National Bankruptcy Conference, Conferee Emeritus
American College of Commercial Finance Attorneys
American College of Bankruptcy
Commercial Finance Association, General Counsel (1995-01)


Author and frequent lecturer on the Uniform Commercial Code and the Bankruptcy Code.