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, and the Texas Rangers. She also has extensive experience representing companies in prepackaged chapter 11 cases, out-of-court workouts, and international restructurings and has provided restructuring advisory services to Fortune 500 companies. Her recent lender and purchaser/bidder representations have included roles in the following chapter 11 cases: Hawaiian Telcom, Moonlight Basin, Genmar, Spheris, TerreStar, and Epic Air.
Ms. Berkovich actively lectures on various topics relating to restructuring (including for organizations such as the Practising Law Institute and the Loan Syndications and Trading Association), 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.
Ms. Berkovich was recognized by Turnaround and Workouts as one of its Outstanding Young Restructuring Lawyers of 2010.
Ms. Berkovich received a bachelor's degree with distinction in Economics and Foreign Affairs from the University of Virginia in 1997 and a juris doctorate degree magna cum laude from Harvard Law School in 2001.
Eastern District New York; Commonwealth of Massachusetts; New York State; Southern District New York
University of Virginia (B.A., 1997); Harvard University (J.D., 2001)