The Commercial Law League of America (CLLA) is pleased to announce that Robert S. Bernstein, of Bernstein-Burkley, P.C., in Pittsburgh, PA, will serve as its 2015-2016 Board of Governors president. This makes Bernstein the only two-term president other than the group’s founder, William Sprague, in 1896.

Since joining the CLLA in 1975, Bernstein has held a number of leadership positions, including a previous term as the President of the Board of Governors in 1995-1996.  Since his initial position as Secretary of the Young Members Section in 1985, Bernstein has been active within the League’s Governance Structure and held numerous positions within the YMS and Bankruptcy Sections, on the Board of Governors and on a wide variety Committees.

“I have been an active League member for 40 years, and I am proud to now serve the prestigious, long-standing organization for a second term as president,” said Bernstein. “I plan to work closely with the other leaders of the League to strengthen our relationships with allied organizations and expand the business opportunities available to members, while continuing to provide the high level educational programs to members and the credit community.”

While fulfilling his duties as co-managing partner of Bernstein-Burkley, P.C., Bernstein represents other businesses of all sizes and types in many areas of their operation, including representation in reorganization proceedings. With more than 40 years’ experience in the legal community, Robert Bernstein, has extensive knowledge in the areas of collections, bankruptcy and business law. He has been certified as both creditors’ rights and business bankruptcy specialist by the American Board of Certification for more than 20 years – making him one of only a few attorneys to hold both certifications.

To schedule an interview Robert Bernstein regarding his CLLA presidency, or any other collections, bankruptcy or credit-related topic, contact Bernstein-Burkley, P.C. Marketing Director, Marissa Luznar, at 412-456-8113 or

About the CLLA

Since 1895, the not-for-profit Commercial Law League of America has connected experienced attorneys with credit grantors, lending institutions and other commercial credit, bankruptcy and general finance industry members through networking, education, legislative advocacy and specialized legal services. The association’s members include attorneys, collection agencies, judges, accountants, trustees, turnaround managers and other credit and finance experts. For more information on the CLLA, please visit

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