Ronit J Berkovich
Partner in restructuring department, Weil, Gotshal & Manges LLP
Ronit J Berkovich is a partner in Weil’s business finance and restructuring department and is based in New York. 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, and Takata. She also has extensive experience representing large and mid-market companies in prepackaged Chapter 11 cases, out-of-court workouts, and international restructurings in a variety of industries and has provided advisory services to Fortune 500 companies and other companies on corporate structuring strategies. Ronit Berkovich received her JD, magna cum laude, from Harvard Law School in 2001 and her BA in economics and foreign affairs, with distinction, from the University of Virginia in 1997. She actively lectures on various topics relating to restructuring (including for organisations such as the Practising Law Institute, Bloomberg Law, the American Bar Association, the American Bar Institute, and Columbia Law School), taught legal research and writing at Harvard Law School for two years, and taught a seminar in economics at Harvard College. She is the co-editor of the Weil Bankruptcy Blog and has also written extensively, including articles published in The Banking Law Journal, The American University Law Review, Real Estate Finance and the Harvard Law School Bankruptcy Roundtable. Ms Berkovich was recently (2018) profiled in Law360’s ‘Sealing the Deal’ for her work advising Takata in its global restructuring and US$1.6 billion asset sale to Key Safety. She has also been identified as a ‘Rising Star’ in numerous publications such as IFLR1000 and Law360, and has received accolades from Super Lawyers and Turnarounds & Workouts. Ms Berkovich serves as co-chair of [email protected] in New York, on TOWER (Taskforce on Women’s Engagement and Retention) and on Weil’s Hiring Committee. Additionally, she is active in her community. Among other things, she is a member of its Lawyers Executive Committee and Bankruptcy and Reorganization Group of the UJA Federation of New York and co-chaired its Next Generation Bankruptcy and Reorganization Group for several years. 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.