Wendel, Rosen, Black & Dean LLP Partner Elizabeth Berke-Dreyfuss has been named co-chair of the Bench-Bar Liaison Committee, United States Bankruptcy Court, Northern District of California. She will serve a one-year term, beginning Sept. 1.
The Bench-Bar Liaison Committee was created more than 21 years ago to provide a forum where bankruptcy professionals can work together with court judges to improve the quality of practice and the manner in which court business is conducted. In recent years, the Committee has worked on projects related to local rules, the implementation of electronic filing, pro bono efforts and legal education for new practitioners.
"I believe in a strong commitment to public service, and I am honored to be named co-chair of the Bench-Bar Liaison Committee,” said Berke-Dreyfuss. “My involvement in the Committee is one part of my efforts to improve the quality of bankruptcy court process and legal practice in the local community.”
With more than 25 years of experience, Berke-Dreyfuss represents creditors, trustees and debtor clients in a broad range of bankruptcy and insolvency matters, including Chapter 11 proceedings, reorganizations, secured transactions, workouts, recapitalizations, and commercial and real property asset sales and purchases. She frequently speaks on bankruptcy law topics and currently serves as the Secretary of the Executive Committee for the Business Law Section of the State Bar of California and co-chairs the Education and Publications Subcommittee for the Executive Committee for the Business Law Section of the State Bar of California.
Berke-Dreyfuss earned her J.D., magna cum laude, from the University of San Francisco School of Law (1984), her M.A. in legal studies from Lone Mountain College (1978) and her B.A. from Ohio State University (1976). She makes her home in Moraga.