Jenner & Block

Bernadette Walli is an associate in the firm’s Litigation Department and a member of the Investigations, Compliance and Defense practice group.  She has a variety of experience in both criminal and civil matters.

In her practice, Ms. Walli represents clients in all phases of complex commercial litigation, in connection with government and internal investigations, and on a wide range of regulatory matters.  Her work has included participating in the monitorship of a global financial institution following a settlement with regulators related to violations of US tax and securities laws; investigating personnel-related concerns at an international non-governmental organization; and representing companies before the FCC and state regulatory commissions.  

Ms. Walli also maintains a robust pro bono practice, with a variety of both civil and criminal matters.  She successfully secured a verdict on behalf of a client for a violation of civil rights in federal court and represents clients in asylum proceedings.

Ms. Walli graduated from Columbia Law School, where she was a Harlan Fiske Stone Scholar.  While in law school, Ms. Walli volunteered for the Battered Women’s Immigrant Project and interned at the United States Attorney’s Office for the Eastern District of New York, National Security and Cybercrime Division and for The Honorable Chief Justice Robert Young of the Michigan Supreme Court.