Leslie A. Berkoff Appointed to AAA-ICDR Council and AAA-ICDR International Panel

Leslie A. Berkoff, a Partner and Chair of the Dispute Resolution Practice Group at the Garden City offce of GGI member firm Moritt Hock & Hamroff LLP, has been recently appointed to the American Arbitration Association (AAA) – International Centre for Dispute Resolution (ICDR) Council and to the AAA-ICDR International Panel.

The AAA-ICDR International Panel is composed of geographically diverse specialists in international dispute resolution who are highly regarded professionals from business and legal communities. The ICDR is the foremost provider of global conflict resolution solutions to businesses and organisations involved in cross-border disputes, and handles more cases than any other international body.

The AAA-ICDR Council is part of the governance structure of the not-forprofit AAA-ICDR. Council members are experts and thought leaders in their respective fields, representing a wide range of perspectives drawn from their experience with diverse companies, law firms, academic and government institutions around the globe. The Council is comprised of over 90 business executives, attorneys, inhouse counsels, retired judges, law professors, industry professionals, arbitrators and mediators. Through the work of Council Committees, the Council, among other tasks, serves to further the AAA's mission to provide fair, effective, effcient and economical methods of dispute resolution through education, technology and solutions-oriented service.

Leslie A. Berkoff has an active alternate dispute resolution practice and frequently serves as a mediator and arbitrator. She serves on the mediation panels of the Eastern, Southern and Northern Districts of the United States Bankruptcy Courts in New York State and the United States Bankruptcy Courts in Delaware and the Eastern District of Pennsylvania, as well as the Commercial Mediation Panel for Nassau County and the Nassau County Bar Association. She also serves on the mediation panels of the Bronx Supreme Court and Richmond County Supreme Court. Ms. Berkoff is a member of the Second Circuit United States Court of Appeals Pro Bono Appellate Mediation Panel and is a Special Master for the Supreme Court of the State of New York, Appellate Division, Second Judicial Department, and is a member of the Dispute Resolution Section's Advisory Council of the American Bar Association (ABA). She is also the incoming Chair of the Business Law Section's Dispute Resolution Committee, and serves on the AAA National Roster of Arbitrators. She is the former Co-Chair of the Mediation Committee and current Co-Chair of the Ethical Issues and Ethical Standards Committee (June 2020 to present) of the Dispute Resolution Section of the New York State Bar Association. Ms Berkoff is the Contributing Editor for the Journal Mediation Matters column for the American Bankruptcy Institute and an active member of the organisation's mediation committee. She 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. Ms Berkoff is the former Chair of Moritt Hock & Hamroff’s Bankruptcy Department and remains focused on bankruptcy and restructuring litigation and corporate workouts nationally and locally. She earned her J.D. from Hofstra University School of Law.

Leslie A. Berkoff

Leslie A. Berkoff

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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. 115, September 2021

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