Richard Bernache focuses his practice on securities enforcement and litigation matters. Prior to joining WilmerHale, he served as a law clerk for the Honorable Stephen Tiscione of the United States District Court for the Eastern District of New York. 

Mr. Bernache was previously an associate attorney at another global law firm in Boston, Massachusetts. During law school, he worked as a student counsel for the Georgetown Law Appellate Litigation Clinic representing pro bono clients on constitutional and immigration related matters before the Supreme Court and Eleventh Circuit. He also served  as a law clerk for the office of former US Senator Patrick Leahy working on legislative issues and nominations before the Senate Judiciary Committee.


  • Education

    • JD, Georgetown University Law Center, 2021

      cum laude

      Dean’s List

      Staff Editor, Georgetown Law Technology Review; Summer Research Assistant, Georgetown Law Journal Annual Review of Criminal Procedure

    • BA, Political Science, Saint Michael's College, 2018

    • BA, Theater, Saint Michael's College, 2016

      magna cum laude
  • Admissions

    • District of Columbia

    • Massachusetts

  • Clerkships

    • The Hon. Stephen Tiscione, US District Court for the Eastern District of New York, 2022 - 2023