September 22, 2006
Leslie A. Berkoff Re-Elected Chair of International Women’s Insolvency & Restructuring Confederation
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Garden City, New York: September 20, 2006— Leslie A. Berkoff, a partner in the Garden City law firm of Moritt Hock Hamroff & Horowitz LLP has been unanimously re-elected to serve a two-year term as Chair of the Board of Directors of the International Women’s Insolvency & Restructuring Confederation (IWIRC).
IWIRC is an international professional association that works to enhance the professional status and reputation of women in insolvency practice. IWIRC provides opportunities for networking, professional development, leadership and mentoring on local and international levels. IWIRC’s goals are pursued through a simple but effective principle: to create an organization of international scope that offers leadership, professional advancement and public policy development opportunities.
Ms. Berkoff is a partner in the firm’s Bankruptcy and Creditors’ Rights practice group where she concentrates her practice in the area of bankruptcy, litigation, corporate transactions and workouts, and represents a variety of corporate debtors, trustees, creditors and creditors’ committees. She has also served as a mediator, court appointed examiner and guardian in several bankruptcy cases and is a founding member of the Electronic Filing Committee and Local Rules Committee for the Eastern District of New York Bankruptcy Court. In addition, to her professional endeavors, Ms. Berkoff is involved in numerous civic and charitable organizations within the Long Island community. She is the immediate past President of the Long Island Women’s Agenda (LIWA) and is also a past-President and current board member of Hofstra School of Law’s Alumni Association. As a recognized leader in her field, Ms. Berkoff was honored as one of Long Island’s Top 50 Women in 2004 by Long Island Business News and as one of Hofstra University School of Law’s Distinguished Alumni of 2004. In 2005, she was honored by the Child Care Council of Nassau, and The National Domestic Violence Project and Nassau Coalition Against Domestic Violence for her outstanding professional and philanthropic endeavors.