Member-at-Large - Mark Berman

Mark Berman
Mark A. Berman

Mark A. Berman is a member-at-large of the New York State Bar Association's Executive Committee. 

Mr. Berman of New York City is a partner in Ganfer & Shore.  He is an experienced commercial litigator who practices in state and federal court as well as in arbitral forums and in mediations.  In addition, he heads the firm’s eDiscovery Counseling practice and co-heads the Complex Title Insurance Litigation practice.

A past chair of NYSBA Commercial and Federal Litigation Section, he chairs NYSBA’s newly formed Committee on Technology and the Legal Profession, which Committee leads the nation in advancing technology in the legal profession and whose goals are, among other things, to promote cybersecurity in protecting law firm and client information.   He was chair of the Commercial and Federal Litigation Section when the Section’s ground-breaking “If Not Now, When?  Achieving Equality for Women Attorneys in the Courtroom and in ADR” report was conceived and drafted, which was approved by NYSBA, and later brought to the American Bar Association where a resolution was unanimously approved predicated upon such report.  He is currently the co-chair of the Section’s Commercial Division Committee which has developed a series of programs that travel around the State to the various counties with Commercial Divisions. He was the founding co-chair of the Section’s Social Media Committee and was the inspiration behind the Section’s nationally recognized “Social Media Legal Ethics Guidelines” as well its “Social Media Jury Instruction Report.”  He serves on the Board of Editors of the NYSBA Bar Journal.  He is a member of the NYSBA House of Delegates and also has served on the House as a Delegate from the Commercial and Federal Litigation Section.

Mr. Berman recently was appointed to the NYSBA Membership Committee where he will chair its subcommittee on young lawyers and law students. He is a Fellow of The New York Bar Foundation and was appointed by the Chief Administrative Judge as a member of New York State E-Discovery Working Group for the NYS Court System. He has been the author of the eDiscovery column in The New York Law Journal since 2006.  He is a member of the Second Circuit Committee of the Federal Bar Council and is a director of the Federal Bar Foundation

He is a graduate of Benjamin N. Cardozo School of Law and Columbia College.