NEW YORK--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Kramer Levin is proud to announce that Barry Berke has returned to the firm following his service as special counsel to the Judiciary Committee of the U.S. House of Representatives in connection with its historic investigation and impeachment of the president of the United States.
Mr. Berke has been widely lauded for his work as counsel to the House Judiciary Committee during the committee’s impeachment investigation and hearings, as well as on behalf of the House managers during the Senate trial. The New York Times noted that as “an architect of their impeachment inquiry,” Mr. Berke “work[ed] to build the investigative framework” for the House Democrats that led to the impeachment of the president, including helping develop and draft the articles of impeachment.
Mr. Berke played a prominent public-facing role in the House impeachment hearings, where he gave the opening statement for the committee and questioned key witnesses to much acclaim. Among the recognition he received, the Washington Post named him “Distinguished Person of the Week” for having “eviscerated” the president’s former campaign manager in what Slate described as “a cross-examination that should be mandatory viewing for every law student in the history of time.”
“Barry demonstrated his extraordinary skills as a trial lawyer in presenting a complex set of facts to the American people during the historic impeachment proceedings,” said Paul H. Schoeman, Kramer Levin’s co-managing partner and co-chair of the firm’s White Collar Defense and Investigations practice. “I am delighted that Barry will once again be using his enormous talent and energy on behalf of our clients.”
Co-Managing Partner Howard T. Spilko said, “We are proud of Barry and the work he did in his role as special counsel to the House Judiciary Committee. We are very pleased to have one of the country’s best trial lawyers and strategists back at the firm.”
Mr. Berke returns to his position as co-chair of Kramer Levin’s Litigation department. He is widely recognized as one of the nation’s leading trial lawyers and white collar criminal defense attorneys.
“It was the honor of a lifetime to serve as special counsel to the House Judiciary Committee under the extraordinary leadership of Chairman Nadler during this critical period in our nation’s history,” Mr. Berke said. “I am grateful for all the support from my friends and colleagues at Kramer Levin, and I’m thrilled to be returning to the firm, my practice and our clients.”
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