Ronit J. Berkovich is a partner in the Business Finance & Restructuring Department of Weil, Gotshal & Manges LLP. Ms. Berkovich represents debtors, secured and unsecured creditors, committees, investors, examiners, 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 filings in history, including General Motors, Lehman Brothers, WorldCom (MCI), Takata, BearingPoint, Parmalat USA, 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, the American Bar Association, Bloomberg Law, INSOL, 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, Corporate LiveWire, Bankruptcy Bulletin, The Weil Bankruptcy Blog, and The D&O Diary. Her article with Harvey R. Miller in the American University Law Review is influential and has been cited in opinions published by at least two different Circuit Courts of Appeal.
Ms. Berkovich was recently named among the 2015 “Top Women” for Creditor Debtor Rights in New York by Super Lawyers, and a 2015 Bankruptcy “Rising Star” by Law360. She has also been named a Restructuring and Insolvency “Rising Star” by IFLR1000 and has been recognized by Turnarounds & Workouts magazine as one of its Outstanding Young Restructuring Lawyers. She serves on the Practical Law Advisory Board and is on the editorial advisory board for GRR (the Global Restructuring Review).
She serves on Weil’s Hiring Committee, and TOWER (Taskforce On Women’s Engagement and Retention). She is also the co-editor of Weil’s Bankruptcy Blog and serves as the N.Y. office lead of Women@Weil affinity group.
She is also an advocate in her community and 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.