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Member-at-Large People Alumni/Cynthia Louise Bernsteil, Chair of Alumni Committee.jpgBernstiel, Cynthia LouiseShareholder, Rebar BernstielEnglish and Political ScienceWyndmoor, PAMember-at-LargeRebar BernstielUniversity of Delaware1991.00000000000Villanova1994.00000000000<p>Cyndi concentrates her practice on arson and fraud investigation and litigation, and first party coverage matters. She also has extensive experience handling bad faith litigation involving underlying claim denials for arson/fraud and cases involving policy rescission. Cyndi conducts in-depth, multi-faceted investigations on behalf of her insurance clients and routinely conducts examinations under oath of policyholders. Cyndi has assisted her insurance industry clients in investigating all types of suspicious claims, including large-scale residential and commercial arsons, residential burglaries, commercial vandalism/burglaries, stolen/damaged artwork claims, claims involving the mysterious disappearance of property/automobiles, and claims involving income tax, bankruptcy and mortgage fraud, among others.</p><p>Cyndi has 20 years of experience investigating and litigating cases involving criminal and/or fraudulent activity. After completing a criminal judicial clerkship for the Superior Court of New Jersey in 1994, Cyndi then served as a prosecutor for the District Attorney’s Office in Montgomery County, PA for six years. As an Assistant District Attorney, Cyndi tried numerous cases to verdict, including drug and sex crimes, violent felonies and homicides. She also served as Chief of the Investigating Grand Jury, in which capacity she oversaw complex, multi-jurisdictional investigations that included arsons and white collar crimes. Cyndi was one of three attorneys appointed by the Pennsylvania Supreme Court in 2001 to serve as a Pennsylvania Supreme Court Disciplinary Board Hearing Committee Member, in which capacity she served for 6 years.</p><p>Cyndi is frequently asked to lecture on a wide range of topics involving the investigation and litigation of arson/insurance fraud claims. In recent years, Cyndi has presented for the IAAI, IASIU and The CPCU Society, among others. She also frequently conducts in-house training for her insurance industry clients on best practices for the adjustment and investigation of arson/fraud claims, and for preventing bad faith exposure. In 2010, Cyndi had the privilege of attending a training by the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco and Firearm’s at the Federal Law Enforcement Training Center in Glynco, Georgia where she completed 41 tested hours of specialized instruction in the area of “Advanced Arson Investigation Techniques for the Insurance Industry".<br></p>

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