Ronit J. Berkovich is a partner in the Business Finance & Restructuring Department of Weil, Gotshal & Manges LLP. Ms. Berkovich represents debtors, creditors, lenders, investors, and acquirers of assets in all aspects of distressed situations. She has served as debtors’ counsel in several of the largest and most significant chapter 11 cases in history, including General Motors, Lehman Brothers, WorldCom (MCI), BearingPoint, the Texas Rangers, and the Dallas Stars. She also has extensive experience representing parties in prepackaged chapter 11 cases, out-of-court workouts, and international restructurings and has provided restructuring advisory services to Fortune 500 companies.
Ms. Berkovich actively lectures on various topics relating to restructuring (including for organizations such as the American Bankruptcy Institute, Bloomberg Law, the Practising Law Institute, the Turnaround Management Association, the Loan Syndications and Trading Association, the New York City Bar Association, Harvard Law School, and Columbia Law School). She taught legal research and writing at Harvard Law School for two years and taught a seminar in economics at Harvard College. She has also written extensively, including articles published in The Banking Law Journal, The American University Law Review, Real Estate Finance, and the Bankruptcy Bulletin.
In addition to being named a Restructuring and Insolvency “Rising Star” by IFLR1000 2014, Ms. Berkovich was recognized by Turnaround and Workouts magazine as one of its Outstanding Young Restructuring Lawyers for both 2012 and 2010. She serves on Weil’s Hiring Committee, Ethics Committee, and Professional Evaluation & Compensation Committee, and is on the editorial board of Weil’s Bankruptcy Blog.
Ms. Berkovich is active in her community. Among other things, she serves on the Board of Directors of the UJA Federation of New York, co-chairs its Next Generation Bankruptcy and Reorganization Group, and is a member of its Lawyers Executive Committee. In 2013 she received the James H. Fogelson Emerging Leadership Award from the UJA Federation of New York. She is also on the Alumni Advisory Board for the Harvard Association for Law and Business.
Ms. Berkovich received a bachelor’s degree with distinction in Economics and Foreign Affairs from the University of Virginia and a J.D., magna cum laude, from Harvard Law School.