The Bernstein Companies Data Breach Investigation

Turke & Strauss LLP, a leading data breach law firm, is investigating The Bernstein Companies (“TBC”) regarding a recent data breach. The TBC data breach involved sensitive personal information belonging to an undetermined number of individuals.


TBC is one of Washington, D.C.’s oldest real estate investment, ownership, management, and development organizations.3 Founded in 1933, TBC’s vertically integrated team of in-house professionals internally manages its own portfolio of properties, investments, loans, and development projects across the mid-Atlantic.4 This platform has successfully completed over $1.5 billion of tax credit transactions, $3 billion in real property transactions and today runs TBC’s robust and diverse privately held portfolio of more than 2.5 million square feet.4 Headquartered in Washington, D.C., TBC employs over 50 individuals.


Recently, TBC discovered that it had experienced a data breach in which personal identifiable information in its systems may have been accessed and acquired. Through its investigation, TBC determined that an unauthorized actor may have accessed this sensitive information on December 29, 2023. On February 12, 2024, TBC began notifying individuals whose information may have been impacted. The type of information potentially exposed includes:

  • Name
  • Social Security number
  • Address
  • Date of birth
  • Tax ID number
  • Financial account number
  • Driver’s license or state-issued ID number 
  • Health insurance policy number

If you received a breach notification letter from The Bernstein Companies:

We would like to speak with you about your rights and potential legal remedies in response to this data breach. Please fill out the form, below, or contact us at (608) 237-1775 or

If you were impacted by the TBC data breach, you may consider taking the following steps to protect your personal information.

  1. Carefully review the breach notice and retain a copy;
  2. Enroll in any free credit monitoring services provided by The Bernstein Companies:
  3. Change passwords and security questions for online accounts;
  4. Regularly review account statements for signs of fraud or unauthorized activity;
  5. Monitor credit reports for signs of identity theft; and
  6. Contact a credit bureau(s) to request a temporary fraud alert.

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