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Caryl Salomon Bernstein, American lawyer. Bar: District of Columbia 1968, United States District Court District of Columbia 1968, United States Court Appeals (District of Columbia circuit) 1968, Supreme Court of the United States Court 1971. New York Regents scholar, 1951-1955.


Bernstein, Caryl Salomon was born on December 22, 1933 in New York City. Daughter of Gustav and Rosalind (Aron) Salomon.


Cornell University (Bachelor of Arts, with honors in Government, 1955). Georgetown University (Juris Doctor, 1967).


Worked at The Bernstein Law Firm, PLLC. Admitted to the bar, 1968, District of Columbia and United States. Court of Appeals, District of Columbia Circuit.

1971, United States. Supreme Court. Phi Beta Kappa; Phi Kappa Phi. Member, Board of Editors, Georgetown Law Journal, 1966-1967.

Executive Vice President, General Counsel and Secretary, Federal National Mortgage Association (Fannie Mae), 1981-1993. Vice President for Insurance, Overseas Private Investment Corporation, 1977-1981. Assistant General Counsel for Insurance, 1974-1977.

Author: Chapter in The Handbook of Mortgage Banking, A Guide to the Secondary Mortgage Market, (ed. Kinney and Garrigan) 1985. "Assessing the Alternative Mortgage Instruments," (with J. Mansfield), The National Law Journal August 9, 1982.

Public Member, Administrative Conference of the United States, 1992-1995. Honors: Catalyst Award for Corporate Leadership, 1984. Overseas Private Investment Corporation Distinguished Honor Award, 1981.

Special Achievement Award, 1975. Member: District of Columbia Bar (Member, Public Service Activities Committee. Co-Chair, Landlord-Tenant Court Task Force).

American Bar Association (Member, Sections on: Administrative Law. Tax; Corporate Law; International. Vice Chair, Administrative Law Financial Services Committee, 1992-1996).

American Law Institute. American Arbitration Association (Member, Panel of Arbitrators). National Association of Securities Dealers (Member, Panel of Arbitrators) (Also Of Counsel, Shaw, Pittman, Potts & Trowbridge, Washington, D.C.).

The Bernstein Law Firm is the successor to the Law Offices of George K. Bernstein, which were established in 1974. The practice of members of the firm, includes such areas of insurance corporate, regulatory and litigation law as mergers and acquisitions, licensing, insolvency, coverage, antitrust, taxation, reinsurance and international transactions. The firm represents, advises and provides expert witness testimony to investors, regulators, insurers and law firms regarding insurance and mortgage finance matters in federal and state courts and before regulatory and legislative bodies.

The firm also specializes in corporate and financial transactions.


Board of directors Citizens Bank Maryland., 1989-1992, Marine Spill Response Corporation, National Symphony Orchestra Association, Georgetown University. Member American Bar Association, Federal Bar Association District of Columbia Bar Association, American LAw Institute, Administrative Conference United States.


Married William D. Terry, June 12, 1955 (divorced 1967). Children: Ellen Deborah, Mark David. Married Robert L. Cole, Junior, October 25, 1970 (divorced 1975).

Married George K. Bernstein, June 17, 1979.