OSB Professional Liability Fund

Carol J. Bernick - Interim Chief Executive Officer

Carol Bernick received her law degree from the University of Virginia School of Law, graduating in 1989.  Ms. Bernick was an associate, and then a partner, with Davis Wright Tremaine LLP in Portland, Oregon, from 1989 until 2014.  She served in many roles, including chair of the firm’s Attorney Evaluation Committee; member of the firm’s Executive Committee; and Partner-in-Charge of the firm’s Portland office.  Ms. Bernick began her position as Chief Executive Officer of the Professional Liability Fund on October 1, 2014, and continued in that role through December 31, 2019.  She is now serving in the role of Interim Chief Executive Officer while the PLF Board of Directors conducts a search for the next CEO.

Ms. Bernick is an experienced trial lawyer, including several significant wage-and-hour class action cases.  She has been recognized as one of the best employment attorneys in Oregon by Chambers USA and Best Lawyers in America and as one of the Top 25 Women Lawyers in Oregon by Super Lawyers.  She is a recipient of the Peter Perlman Service Award from the Litigation Counsel of America and a Fellow in the College of Labor & Employment Lawyers.  Ms. Bernick previously was a member of the board of the Multnomah Bar Association, where she chaired the Judicial Screening Committee and served on the Court Liaison Committee and the Equity, Diversity & Inclusion Committee.