Bradford Berenson is an American lawyer and former associate White House Counsel under President George W. Bush. At the White House, Berenson?s responsibilities included work on judicial selection, executive privilege, and responses to congressional oversight efforts. In the aftermath of the September 11 attacks, he played a significant role in the executive branch?s counterterrorism response. He worked on the USA Patriot Act, the military order authorizing the use of military commissions, detainee policy and anti-terrorism litigation, presidential action against terrorist financing, and the restructuring of the federal government to create a new Department of Homeland Security.
After serving as associate White House counsel under President George W. Bush, Berenson rejoined the Washington office of Sidley Austin Brown & Wood as a partner.