MIAMI - McDermott Will & Emery is pleased to announce that Bruce Berman, one of its senior trial lawyers, was recently appointed by Florida Chief Justice Charles T. Wells to serve on a work group which will focus its attention on issues of access to and retention of public records. Mr. Berman, resident in the Firm's Miami office, will serve on a 13-member group which consists primarily of appellate and trial level judges from around the state.
This recent appointment will be Mr. Berman’s third. In January 2000, Mr. Berman was appointed by the preceding Chief Justice to a three-year term on the Florida Supreme Court’s Standing Committee on Standard Jury Instructions in Civil Cases; he previously served as an appointee of the Supreme Court to its Court Reporter Certification Planning Committee.
Mr. Berman focuses his work on commercial litigation, including corporate and securities, intellectual property, aviation and commercial real estate development and financing-related disputes. Mr. Berman is a member of the Florida State Bar, and is admitted to practice before the US District Courts for the Middle and Southern Districts of Florida, the US Court of Appeals, and the US Supreme Court.