Bernie practises in Dentons' Energy Regulatory practice group in Calgary. His experience in this area has focused on administrative law. In 1991–92, Bernard completed a Master of Laws degree at Columbia University. Since 1993, he has been a member of the Firm's Energy, Regulatory and Environmental Law practice groups, where he has worked on numerous energy projects. This experience has included appearances before the Alberta Energy Resources Conservation Board, the Alberta Utilities Commission, the British Columbia Utilities Commission, the National Energy Board and various levels of courts on appeal and judicial review matters concerning these regulatory tribunals, as well as the Alberta Environmental Appeal Board and the Natural Resources Conservation Board. Bernie is repeatedly recognized by key legal publications as a leading lawyer in Energy, Environment and Aboriginal Law.
On July 18, 2016, Cheung Kong Infrastructure Holdings Limited (CKI), a Hong Kong-based global infrastructure company that holds diversified investments in energy infrastructure, transportation infrastructure, water infrastructure, waste management, and waste-to-energy and infrastructure-related business, and Power Assets Holdings Limited (PAH), a Hong Kong-based global investor in power and utility-related businesses with investments in electricity generation, transmission and distribution, renewable energy, and energy from waste and gas distribution, completed their $1.7-billion acquisition of 65-per-cent indirect ownership interest in select heavy oil pipeline and storage assets from Husky Energy (Husky) in Alberta and Saskatchewan, and related joint-venture, financing and commercial arrangements.