Leslie A. Berkoff is a Partner with the firm where she serves as Co-Chair of the firm's Litigation and Bankruptcy Practice Group, as well as Co-Chair of the firm's Alternative Dispute Resolution Group. Ms. 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. Her practice also includes an emphasis on equipment leasing and healthcare law. Ms. Berkoff has experience in commercial litigation and corporate transactions. In addition to her practice, Ms. Berkoff frequently serves as a mediator, and is on the Mediation Panel for the Eastern and Southern Districts of the United States Bankruptcy Courts in New York, 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 also a trained arbitrator and is a member of the AAA panel.
Ms. Berkoff is Co-Chair of the International Women's Insolvency and Restructuring Confederation's (IWIRC) Advisory Council, having previously served from 2004-2008 as Chair and, in addition to serving on its Board of Directors for over twenty years. She also serves as Co-Chair of the American Bankruptcy Institute's (ABI) Mediation Committee and is a contributing editor of the quarterly column Mediation Matters. She has also served as Co-Editor and contributing author for two publications for the ABI, the Health Care Insolvency Manual, Third Edition as well as the Bankruptcy Mediation Manual. Ms. Berkoff also serves as the American Bar Association ("ABA") Business Law Section's representative to the Dispute Resolution Advisory Council, Vice Chair of the Dispute Resolution Committee, Membership Chair of the Business Bankruptcy Committee of the Business Law Section and Program Chair of the Bankruptcy Court Structure and Insolvency Committee. She is a contributing editor for the ABA publication Business Law Today. She is Co-Chair of the New York State Bar Association's Mediation Committee for the Dispute Resolution Section. She is also an active member of the Nassau County Bar Association and a past Chair of its Bankruptcy Committee. In addition, Ms. Berkoff serves on the Board of Editors of Pratt's Journal of Bankruptcy Law and is a past President of Hofstra School of Law's Alumni Association.
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.