Bernard Moses Hollander died on April 3 in Bethesda, Md. at the age of 100. He was born on January 14, 1916 in Baltimore, Md.

During his exceptional career as an attorney with the Antitrust Division of the U.S. Department of Justice, Bernard M. Hollander was lead counsel in many of the division’s landmark cases targeting anti-competitive practices and monopolies in major industries. He served under 11 Presidents and 22 Attorneys General before retiring at the age of 92, and his 59-year tenure made him the longest serving attorney in the history of the Department of Justice.

He led civil and criminal antitrust cases including government victories in the U.S. Supreme Court in U.S. v. RCA (1959), U.S. v. Times Mirror Co. (1968), U.S. v. Automobile Manufacturers Association (1970), and U.S. v. Standard Oil Company of California (1973).

He also led the government’s antitrust cases against the television networks (CBS, NBC and ABC) in the 1970s and early 1980s, and served as a teacher and mentor to generations of Antitrust Division attorneys and staff. He received numerous honors and awards at the Department of Justice including the John Marshall Award for outstanding legal achievement and the Attorney General’s Award for Lifetime Achievement.

Mr. Hollander’s government service included four years in the Navy during World War II, where he was the commanding officer of two submarine chasers in the Pacific Ocean and participated in amphibious assaults on the islands of Kwajalein, Eniwetok and Saipan. 

A native of Baltimore, he attended Baltimore City College, graduated from Haverford College, received an MBA from the University of Chicago, and earned a law degree from Harvard University on the GI Bill following the war. He lived in Chevy Chase Village for over 60 years and vacationed in Chilmark for even longer. 

He served as board president of the Community Psychiatric Clinic in Montgomery County, Md., a pioneering organization that offered low-cost mental health services to the community.​ He had fond memories of a summer spent in Yellowstone Park on the lookout for fires, when he was 20 years old. 

He was married for 60 years to the late Joan Wolman Hollander, a concert pianist and community volunteer who pre-deceased him in 2007. 

He is survived by his children and their families: Jonathan, Isabelle and Marguerite Hollander of New York; David Hollander, Laurie Hackett and Nicholas Hollander of Newton; Ellie Hollander, Jennifer Fairfax and Brydon Hollander of Silver Spring, Md.; Jeffrey, Michael and Daphne, and Alex Parker of Chilmark, Philadelphia and New York; and Rebekah and Joshua Thomson of West Tisbury. He also leaves five great-grandchildren: Dayan Bernard Parker, Sadie Violet Parker, Leah Hiroko Thomson, Moses Yutaka Thomson and Taeko Rose Thomson.

He was predeceased by his eldest daughter, Susan Hollander Parker of Chilmark.

In lieu of flowers, please contribute to the charity of your choice in his memory.