Moritt Hock & Hamroff Partner, Leslie Berkoff: Appointed by Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit to Mediator Panel
Partner Leslie Berkoff, who serves as co-chair of the Litigation and Bankruptcy Practice Group and co-chair of GGI member firm Moritt Hock & Hamroff’s Dispute Resolution Practice Group, has been appointed by the Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit to serve on its Pro Bono Appellate Mediator Panel. The appointment is for a three-year term that began on 01 October 2019, at which time Ms Berkoff joined a select group of highly experienced mediators assisting the Second Circuit with appellate disputes.
“I am truly honoured to be named to serve on the Pro Bono Appellate Mediator Panel”, said Ms 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.
Leslie A. 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, 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 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 JD from Hofstra University School of Law.
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Moritt Hock & Hamroff is a full-service commercial law firm providing a wide range of legal services to businesses, corporations and individuals worldwide. The firm has 19 practice areas and offices in Garden City, NY, and New York City, NY, USA.
Leslie A. Berkoff is a Partner with the firm and Chair of its Bankruptcy Practice Group. She concentrates her practice in the area of bankruptcy representing a variety of corporate debtors, trustees, creditors and creditors’ committees, both nationally and locally. Leslie is Regional Chairperson North America of the GGI Debt Collection, Restructuring & Insolvency Practice Group.
Published: GGI Insider, No. 104, November 2019