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Moritt Hock & Hamroff Partner Berkoff Appointed to Mediator Panel

September 25, 2019, 07:06 AM

Moritt Hock & Hamroff announced Partner Leslie Berkoff has been appointed by the Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit to serve on its Pro Bono Appellate Mediator Panel. Berkoff serves as Co-Chair of the firm’s Litigation and Bankruptcy Practice Group and Co-Chair of the firm’s Dispute Resolution Practice Group.

The appointment is for a three-year term that begins on Oct. 1 at which time Ms. Berkoff will join a select group of highly experienced mediators assisting the Second Circuit with appellate disputes.

“I am truly honored to be named to serve on the Pro Bono Appellate Mediator Panel,” said Berkoff. “I look forward to a wonderful professional experience in which I will have the privilege to work alongside a highly distinguished panel of mediators and address a wide spectrum of issues building upon my experience in other Federal and State Courts.”

During her tenure with the Pro Bono Appellate Mediator Panel, Berkoff will assist in handling both bankruptcy and commercial matters. With respect to the bankruptcy cases, Berkoff will also be available to assist the Civil Appeals Mediation Program (CAMP) with the process of identifying and selecting cases that would be appropriate for the program.

Berkoff concentrates her practice in the area of bankruptcy and restructuring litigation and corporate workouts, and she represents a variety of corporate debtors, trustees, creditors and creditor committees both nationally and locally. In addition, Berkoff has an active alternate dispute resolution practice and frequently serves as a mediator, and is also a trained arbitrator. She is on the Mediation Panels for the Eastern, Southern and Northern Districts of the United States Bankruptcy Courts in New York and the United States Bankruptcy Courts in Delaware and the Eastern District of Pennsylvania, as well as the Commercial Mediation Panel for Nassau County.  She has also served as a court appointed examiner and guardian ad litem in several bankruptcy cases. She currently serves as the Chair of the Mediation Sub-Committee of Chapter 11 Lawyers and Judges Advisory Committee for the United States Bankruptcy Court, Eastern District of New York and is a Member of the Dispute Resolution Section Advisory Council of the American Bar Association of the Business Law Section.  More recently, Berkoff was selected by the American Arbitrators Association to serve on its National Roster of Arbitrators. She earned her J.D. from Hofstra University School of Law.

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