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Leslie Berkoff

Leslie Berkoff

Partner

Moritt Hock & Hamroff LLP

Leslie A. Berkoff is a Partner with the firm where she serves as the Chair of the firm's Dispute Resolution Practice Group, is the former Chair of the Bankruptcy Practice Group, and serves on the firm's Management Committee. Ms. Berkoff splits her time between these two Practice Groups. In the restructuring space, she concentrates her practice in chapter 11 cases, bankruptcy, litigation, and corporate workouts where she represents a variety of corporate debtors, trustees, creditors, and creditor committees both nationally and locally. Ms. Berkoff is an experienced commercial litigator. Ms. Berkoff's Dispute Resolution practice has her frequently serving as an ad hoc and panel mediator, she is on the Mediation Panels for the Eastern and Southern 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. Ms. Berkoff is a trained arbitrator and serves on the American Arbitration Association's National Roster of Commercial Arbitrators and Mediators, the AAA-ICDR International Panel, and is a member of the AAA-ICDR Council. Ms. Berkoff also serves as a member of the Second Circuit United States Court of Appeals Pro Bono Appellate Mediation Panel and is a Special Master in the Supreme Court of the State of New York, Appellate Division, Second Judicial Department Mediation Program.

Prior to joining Moritt Hock & Hamroff LLP, Ms. Berkoff served as a law clerk to the Honorable Jerome Feller, United States Bankruptcy Judge in the Eastern District of New York, from 1991 to 1993, and to the Honorable Allyne R. Ross, Federal Magistrate Judge in the Eastern District of New York, from 1990 to 1991.

Ms. Berkoff speaks and publishes extensively and is a recognized leader in her field.

Education

  • Hofstra University School of Law, J.D. 1990
  • State University of Albany, B.A. 1987 cum laude